Timed Quizzes Video Reassessment

If you have attempted but not passed one of the post-midterm quizzes, you may make videos in which you explain the not-yet-passed concepts. A satisfactory video will earn a passing grade in all quizzes covered by that concept.

Check with your teacher for due dates.


  • Read the prompt (on the following page) for the topic not yet passed.
  • Make a video of yourself (not a slideshow, etc) explaining the topic verbally.
    • You must address all the questions posed in the prompt.
    • You must fit your video into the given time restrictions.
    • It’s okay to edit your video to make it fit in the time restriction; just make sure you still include all the necessary information.
    • Your explanation should be rehearsed and clear, with visual and audio demonstrations where appropriate (play your instrument or sing, if it helps!).
  • Upload your video to Youtube.
  • Submit your video.

Check with your teacher for due dates.

#1: Notation

There is no video reassessment option for #1 quizzes.

#2: Rhythm and Meter

Time: 4 minutes

  • Explain duple/triple/quadruple meters.
  • Explain simple/compound meters.
  • Explain conventions for beams and ties.
  • Re-notate a rhythm (about eight quarter notes long) in three different meters, including one compound meter.
  • Perform each version of your re-notated rhythm on an instrument, demonstrating how the rhythm is performed differently in each of your chosen meters.

#3 and #4: Key Signatures and Scales

Time: 5 minutes

  • What the circle of fifths is.
  • How to use the circle of fifths to determine key signatures.
  • Relative and parallel keys.
  • Why the sharps in key signatures are ordered F–C–G–D–A–E–B, and why are the flats are the reverse of this.
  • Why there are three different kinds of minor scales, but pieces are never called Sonata in D Harmonic Minor (for example).

#5: Intervals

Time: 2 minutes

  • Explain interval names (size and quality).
  • Explain inversions of intervals.
  • Explain enharmonically equivalent intervals.
  • Explain compound intervals.
  • Use an example of each quality type.
  • Use an instrument to play these examples as you explain them.

#6: Playing Quiz 1

There is no video reassessment option for playing quizzes.

#7: Chords

Time: 2 minutes

  • Explain the four triad qualities and five seventh chord qualities in terms of their interval content and/or common scale- degree associations
  • Use an example of each quality type, and make sure that at least one example has a natural root, at least one has a sharp root, and at least one has a flat root. 
  • Use an instrument to play these examples as you explain them. 

#8: Roman numerals

Time: 2 minutes

  • Explain what aspects of a chord does a Roman numeral signifies.
  • Explain what figures signify.
  • Explain how you determine the Roman numeral and figures of a particular chord.
  • Give at least four examples, played at an instrument. Be sure to have a mixture of chord qualities, roots, inversions, and major/minor keys in your examples.

#9: Playing Quiz 2

There is no video reassessment option for playing quizzes.