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Year 9 Revision 01
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Year 9 Revision 01

So, you've come to the end of KS3 music. I hope you enjoyed it! You've learned so much over the last three years, but do you remember everything you covered in your lessons? If not, don't panic - this revision quiz goes over elements of the KS3 Year 9 syllabus and contains selected material from each of the Year 9 units. You can also go back and test yourself on Year 7 and Year 8 music in two more of our quizzes if you want a more substantial recap.

Hooks, rags and fortes all appear in this Year 9 revision music quiz. It will also test your knowledge of film composers, incidental music, Indian music, concertos and much more besides. Aretha Franklin states, 'I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.' Well, it's time for some wholesome fun so get rockin' and rollin' with this quiz!

Whether you are still studying Year 9 music or if you've finished the course and just want to revise, this quiz is for you. Take your time and read each question thoroughly. Good luck!

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Which of these is NOT a film composer?
Danny Elfman
Howard Shore
John Williams
Robert Schumann
Schumann died in 1856, long before films had been invented
What is a 'rag'?
A type of progressive rock
A type of cleaning cloth for woodwind instruments
A type of experimental rock
The modal basis of Indian classical music
Strictly speaking, a prescribed selection of melodic material that is the basis for composition and improvisation
What is a 'swar'?
A type of solo concerto
The note/pitch of a piece of Indian music
The tempo of an African dance
The volume of a piece of Indian music
The seven notes in the Indian musical scale are: Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni
Which part of an Indian composition is 'asthayi'?
The first
The second
The third
The fourth
It is also called Sthayi
Where is a hook usually found in a pop song?
At the end of the song
In the chorus
In the guitar line
At the beginning of the song
It's a musical idea or phrase that is meant to be 'catchy' and defining of the song as a whole
What does the term 'forte' relate to?
Forte indicates that the music should be played in a loud and forceful way
What is 'incidental music'?
Music with sudden dynamic sections
A type of dance music
Music featured in plays, tv shows, radio, video games etc
None of the above
Strictly speaking, it's a music format used in the context of something not primarily musical. Films don't tend to fall in this category as they are usually referred to as soundtracks
What best describes a concerto?
A 3-movement work with accompanied solo instrument
A concert featuring a type of strobe lighting effect
A type of Italian opera
An especially long concert
The solo instrument is accompanied by an orchestra
A soloist with outstanding ability is called a .......
complete show off!
Remember, a cadenza isn't a type of soloist, it's what soloists tend to actually play in concertos!
What is a 'tal'?
The system of rhythm in Indian music as a whole
System of volume
A solo vocal track
None of the above
Tal means, literally, 'clap'
Author:  Thomas Daish

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