# Theory Quiz!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by jazzbo, Jun 28, 2002.

1. ### jazzbo

Aug 25, 2000
San Francisco, CA
It's time to bust out your crayons and your pencils! Just for fun, here's a basic theory quiz. If you're interested in taking the quiz, submit your answers to me at my email JamersonBass@aol.com, as opposed to posting them, that way other people can take it too.

Again, it's just for fun, and to see if you want to challenge yourself. Blinky, Durrl, Pukespray, you're exempt. This little quiz wouldn't even begin to test you.

Oh yeah, this is actually written by Jamey Aebersold, it's not mine. It's from his Summer Jazz Workshops.

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1. The +9 of B7+9 is ______________
2. The dimished scale has how many different tones? ____________
3. How many notes are in a whole tone scale? ______
4. When you see the chord symbol C7+5, is the 4th also raised? __________
5. How many half steps equal a perfect 4th? ____________
6. Write the cycle of fourths beginning with D, G, C, _________________
7. Where does a V7 chord usually resolve to? ___________
8. Can a ii chord sometimes be a dominant 7th instead of a minor? Yes ____ No ______
9. Write a Bb Blues progression. Be sure to use a ii/V7/I in the last four bars.
10. The 3rd tone of the Abminor scale is ________.
11. The 2nd tone of the B major scale is _________.
12. Name the b9 and the +9 in the key of Bb. __________.
13. F# is the raised 4th of what scale? _________
14. If Db is I, what is ii? ___________
15. Write the chord symbols for ii/V7/I in Eb minor: ________ ___________ __________
16. How many different major (ionian) scales are there? ________
17. How many different tones are in the chromatic scale? __________
18. What two tones in the dominant 7th chord form the tritone? _____ _________
19. How many bars in a typical Blues? ________
20. Write the notes to the following scale: D7
21. Write the notes to the following scale: Ab Major
22. Write the notes to the following scale: E minor

Have fun!

2. ### Christopher

Apr 28, 2000
New York, NY
Hey! Get somebody else to do your homework!

3. ### PacmanLayin' Down TimeStaff MemberGold Supporting Member

Apr 1, 2000
Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
B7+9?!? B16??

4. ### gruffpuppy

Aug 15, 2000
I'll get back to you on this but I feel it is wrong to answer these questions at this point with so much injustice in the world.

5. ### JimK

Dec 12, 1999
I wonderin' how many will drop the ball on the very first question...

6. ### gruffpuppy

Aug 15, 2000
To D or not to D that is the question

7. ### BrettAM

Apr 21, 2002
Franktown, CO, USA
Uh oh, i need to get soem theory under my belt! I can't answear 3/4 of the questions on here!! Damnit Jazz, why did you have to make me feel so insecure with my knowledge!!

8. ### Mike NMissing the old TBSupporting Member

Jan 28, 2001
Spencerport, New York
That would be me. I read through all the questions, and dont think I could get a single one right.

9. ### SuperDuck

Sep 26, 2000
Wisconsin
Heeeyyy... this is an attempt to get us to learn stuff, isn't it?

Dec 12, 1999

11. ### JimK

Dec 12, 1999
The whole thing is to-
"Practice what you don't know".

...then there's always one of Ornette's quotes-
"Practice without memory".

12. ### stephanie

Nov 14, 2000
Scranton, PA
Ye Gads! That was harder than I thought it would be! I decided to do the quiz just to see how much theory I know, and I realize I need to brush up on some more theory. There was one particular question (I won't mention here) that my teacher and I were just having a debate about the correct answer. Haha I can't believe it showed itself on the quiz. Jazzbo, I hope we get the answers?

Is there a prize for the highest score?

Apr 13, 2001
berkeley, ca
you'll e-mail us our scores and give us the corrected answers, right?
i'd like to learn from my mistakes.

i think i did alright, though. i answered them all!

14. ### Bryan R. TylerTalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002Staff MemberAdministratorGold Supporting Member

May 3, 2002
Connecticut
Um, teacher, I'm feeling sick...may I be excused and go to the nurses office?
(runs out of school with Bryan-shaped cloud of smoke still standing in his place)

15. ### jazzbo

Aug 25, 2000
San Francisco, CA

This is pretty cool. I've received 4 responses. I'll look at them in the morning and send my responses then. Thanx guys.

16. ### lump

Jan 17, 2000
St. Neots, UK
Make it five. No working aids used other than my bass, scouts honor.

"Better to be silent and thought a fool, than to take Jazzbo's Theory Quiz, and remove all doubt."

I need more tattoos.

17. ### Gunnar ÞórGuest

Sep 23, 2001
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
You've got mail, jazzbo.

I have to admit that if having your bass in your hand is cheating, then I cheated.

Apr 13, 2001
berkeley, ca
no fair! i had to use my imagination and visualize the 'board. well, it doesn't make much of a difference. just took me a little while longer.

can't wait 'til jazzbo 'mails me the results!

Apr 1, 2000