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Accidental (music): Quiz


Question 1: Notes on other staff positions, including those an ________ away, are unaffected.
OctaveSemitoneFifteenthInterval (music)

Question 2: Composers of ________ have developed a number of notations for indicating the various pitches outside of standard notation.
Quarter toneMicrotonal musicJust intonationSemitone

Question 3: The modern accidental signs derive from the round and square small letter b used in ________ manuscripts to signify the two pitches of B, the only note that could be altered.
Catholic ChurchGregorian chantTransubstantiationPope Gregory I

Question 4: In music, an accidental is a note whose pitch (or pitch class) is not a member of a scale or mode indicated by the most recently applied ________.
HarmonyMusical notationKey signatureSemitone

Question 5: Sometimes the black keys on a ________ are called accidentals or sharps, and the white keys are called naturals.
AccordionKeyboard instrumentMusical keyboardPiano

Question 6: In most cases, a sharp raises the pitch of a note one semitone while a flat lowers it a ________.
SemitoneOctaveInterval (music)Perfect fourth

Question 7: In ________, the symbols used to mark such notes, sharps (), flats (), and naturals (), may also be called accidentals.
Musical scaleClassical musicMusical notationMusic theory

Question 8: Accidentals apply within the measure and ________ in which they appear, unless canceled by another accidental sign, or tied into a following measure.
Interval (music)FifteenthSemitoneOctave

Question 9: In the early days of European music notation (4-line staff ________ manuscripts), only the note B could be altered (i.e.
TransubstantiationCatholic ChurchGregorian chantPope Gregory I

Question 10: However, those accidentals were often not notated in vocal part-books (but the correct pitches were always notated in ________).
TablatureOrnament (music)Musical notationLegato


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