Welcome to The Queen’s Meme #68.
It’s called the Basic Music Theory Meme 101
It’s simple! Answer the questions and/or identify the following very basic music symbols and tell us what you think they mean. You can answer correctly (don’t peek in the dictionary!) or you can spoof ’em. I’m talking to you, Coopernicus. Can you snark something this academic?
the gauntlet has been thrown….
1. What is the symbol above called?
expect five lines waiting to get into the bar,
or the scratch marks left on one’s back after a passionate evening with an architect….
2. Imagine you are playing saxophone and suddenly see the symbol above in your music score. What do you do?
Beat the 2nd chair violinist over the head with my sax 10 times for playing Adela’s Aria from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus al dente instead of allegro…
3. And this ornate object is???
A symbol from the composer indicating that first chair flautist has an outstanding ass…
4. Are these two rests equal or unequal in value?
will calling these two rests equal bring disruption to the orchestra?
are cary grant and rock hudson the poster boys for NGRA?? (email me and I’ll tell you)
5. Name at least 2 things missing from the Treble and Bass clef show below that would be seen in an actual piece of music.
A time signature and several butcher’s aprons…
6. Why is the treble clef above always getting in trouble? What is wrong with it?
It’s unusual chin caused many schoolyard scuffles as a kid, leaving it traumatized and unable to cope with emotions…
7. What is the name of this note?
an effin 32nd note
8. What is the key signature in the piece of music below?
An effin sharp kid under 18 years of age. One of those brats that’s A major pain….
BONUS! The correct answer will keep you out of the dungeon for awhile.
9. What is the last note on a piano keyboard?
a post it note from the landlord telling me to stop playing the piano all hours of the friggin’ night.