Quiz: How Well Do You Know Basic Music Terminology?
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How Well Do You Know Basic Music Terminology?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Did you spend the majority of your school years practicing a musical instrument? Do you remember all of the terminology you had to learn to be able to play music properly? If neither of these descriptions fits you, maybe you are just someone who has picked up a lot of musical terminology along the road of life. It doesn't matter how you came to learn music terminology, but you'll definitely need at least a little knowledge of it to ace this quiz. Let's get started to find out if you know as much as you think you do.

Just like any pursuit, music comes with its own set of vocabulary words. Some of this terminology is relatively obvious, but some of it is so difficult you will need at least some knowledge of music to be able to answer the questions properly. We've compiled a list of 35 of the most common music terms for you to work your way through, to find out if you know the basics of music. Anyone who has played music professionally had to learn these terms at some point, and these terms guide musicians as they play for the rest of us.

Are you ready to test your music terminology knowledge?

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