KS3 Music Quiz
Year 8 Revision 01
How much can you remember from your music lessons?

Year 8 Revision 01

Have you come to the end of your Year 8 studies? If so, your musical knowledge should have expanded considerably. However, as you've learned so much, you may have forgotten a couple of things. Fear not! We have the perfect way to jog your memory - this quiz covers a range of topics from multiple units of the KS3 Year 8 syllabus. It's a convenient way to revise!

Can you identify chord symbols and numerals? Do you know where you'd most likely find riffs and hooks? Can you say what an overture is? There is so much to learn in KS3 music, so why not test yourself to see how much you've remembered?

Do yourself a favour and play the following quiz. It will sharpen your mind and hone your knowledge of all things to do with music! What's more, it recaps all of the units you looked at in Year 8, so will help you revise. Take your time, read each question carefully and think hard before choosing the correct answers. And don't forget to read the helpful comments - they might just make the difference!

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  1. An ostinato is when .......
    ....... by the same musical voice, e.g. the 5/4 underlying rhythm in Gustav Holst's 'Mars'
  2. What happens in variation form?
    It might be wise when revising to make a list of different forms and their attributes
  3. Where are hooks and riffs commonly found?
    Hooks are supposed to grab the listener's attention
  4. What is an overture?
    Strictly speaking, the instrumental introduction to large-scale dramatic, choral or sometimes instrumental compositions
  5. What is Gota music?
    Gota usually features the 'mystical' calabash drum
  6. In music, bars are characterised by .......
    The strong beat usually being the first of each bar
  7. A basic major triad is .......
    Triad = bass root, chord = root not necessarily in bass
  8. What does the numeral 'V' stand for?
    Also known as the 5th degree of the diatonic scale
  9. Which of these is a mode for a scale degree?
    The other examples are made up. 'Ionian', not ironian!
  10. Which chord symbols move from tonic to dominant?
    Tonic to dominant = I - V. V - I = dominant to tonic!

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