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Question 1: Abc notation, a language using the ________ character set.
ISO/IEC 8859-1Windows-1252ASCIICode page 437

Question 2: The earliest form of musical notation can be found in a cuneiform tablet that was created at Nippur, ________ in about 2000 B.C.

Question 3: [4] ________ (872–950), the influential Persian/Turkic polymath, wrote a notable book on music theory entitled Kitab al-Musiqa al-Kabir (The Great Book of Music).
Early Islamic philosophyIslamic philosophyAl-FarabiAvicennism

Question 4: [citation needed] Examples include the unique vocal style of Joni Mitchell and the String Quartets of ________.
Zeena ParkinsJohn ZornJazzElliott Sharp

Question 5: Ancient Greek notation appears to have fallen out of use around the time of the ________.
Western Roman EmpireAncient RomeByzantine EmpireDecline of the Roman Empire

Question 6: The vertical positions of each mark on the staff indicated which pitch or pitches it represented (pitches were derived from a ________, or key).
SemitoneMusical modeMusical notationMusical scale

Question 7: Descriptive Notation (________); the newer form, composed of bits of Chinese characters put together to indicate the method of play is called Prescriptive Notation.
Taiwanese HokkienCantonese (Yue)Classical ChineseChinese language

Question 8: Music notation or musical notation is any system which represents aurally perceived ________, through the use of written symbols.
MusicClassical musicProgressive rockMusic theory

Question 9: In ________ and Russia, sacred music was notated with special 'hooks and banners'.
IstanbulByzantiumRoman EmpireGreeks

Question 10: The tablet represents fragmentary instructions for performing music, that the music was composed in harmonies of thirds, and that it was written using a ________.
Diatonic scaleChromatic scaleMajor scaleMusical scale


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