Intro to Music Theory Timed Quizzes

In all MUSI 115 courses, timed quizzes will be given to ensure fluency of music fundamentals and other concepts. Quizzes involve identifying topics, writing topics in music notation, and performing topics on your major instrument. A list of these quizzes is given below.

Preparing for and taking the quizzes

Most quizzes are given through uTheory. Only playing quizzes are not in uTheory. To find the quizzes, after you log into your account, click Tests in the header menu.

Watch lessons on uTheory and practice using Skills to improve. If you fail the quiz, uTheory will recommend certain lessons/skills to develop that will help you pass next time.

Consult your instructor to determine how to complete the playing quizzes.


Quizzes are graded pass/fail, but you need a 90% or higher to earn a grade of Pass.


You will have an unlimited number of attempts on each quiz, until the exam (midterm or final).


If you are unable to earn a passing grade on a timed quiz, you have an option to complete a video project instead.

Quiz content

Pre-midterm quizzes

  1. Pitch notation: Identify and write 5 pitches each in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs (20 pitches total). 3 minutes.
  2. Rhythm and meter: Describe meters as simple/compound and duple/triple/quadruple, and identify meters of musical examples. 3 minutes.
  3. Key signatures: Write and identify 10 major/minor key signatures. 3 minutes.
  4. Scales: Write 10 major/minor scales. 8 minutes.
  5. Intervals: Identify and write 10 intervals. 3 minutes.
  6. Playing quiz 1:  On your major instrument, play/sing 1 major and 1 minor scale; play/sing 8 intervals given a starting pitch. 3 minutes.

Post-midterm quizzes

  1. Chords: Identify 8 triad/seventh chord quality in closed spacing; write 8 triads/seventh chords. 5 minutes.
  2. Roman numerals: Write 10 triads and seventh chords from Roman numerals. 5 minutes.
  3. Playing quiz 2: On your major instrument, play/sing 5 arpeggiated chords given a lead sheet symbol; play/sing 5 arpeggiated chords given a Roman numeral and key context. 3 minutes.