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Question 1: Various systems of ________ have also been used to determine the relative frequency of notes in a scale.
Equal temperamentJust intonationBohlen–Pierce scaleMusical tuning

Question 2: In standard Western ________, the notion of pitch is insensitive to spelling: the description "G4 double sharp" refers to the same pitch as "A4".
Pitch classJust intonationEqual temperamentBohlen–Pierce scale

Question 3: This standard was taken up by the ________ in 1955 (and was reaffirmed by them in 1975) as ISO 16.
OpenDocumentISO 3166-1International Organization for StandardizationISO 3166

Question 4: In well-tempered systems (as used in the time of ________, for example), different methods of musical tuning were used.
Baroque musicFugueJohann Sebastian BachJohann Pachelbel

Question 5: In the west, the twelve-note chromatic scale is the most common method of organization, with ________ now the most widely used method of tuning that scale.
Equal temperamentPitch classJust intonationBohlen–Pierce scale

Question 6: The unit ________ (Hz), replacing cycles per second (cps), was not introduced until the twentieth century.
VoltPascal (unit)HertzJoule

Question 7: The ________ in an orchestra will conventionally have their parts transposed into different keys from the other instruments (and even from each other).
Transposing instrumentLedger lineModern musical symbolsClef

Question 8: Many modern ensembles which specialize in the performance of ________ have agreed on a standard of A = 415 Hz, an even-tempered semitone lower (rounded to the nearest integer Hz) than A = 440 Hz.
OperaJohann Sebastian BachClassical musicBaroque music

Question 9: Sounds with definite pitch have ________ frequency spectra or close to harmonic spectra.
Perfect fourthUnisonOctaveHarmonic

Question 10: Pitch depends to lesser degree on the ________ level (loudness, volume) of the tone, especially at frequencies below 1,000 Hz and above 2,000 Hz.
Particle displacementSound powerSound pressureSound intensity


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