Using Basics of Music: Exercises

Basics of Music Exercises are game-like drills in which you will be asked to do things like name notes, build scales, and identify musical elements like rhythms, key signatures, intervals, and chords. Each exercise is slightly different, but all Basics of Music Exercises share some features:

  • Required number of problems

    Before a grade is submitted, you will need to complete the required number of problems. Most are set to 20, but more difficult assignments are sometimes set to a lower number of repetitions.

  • Late Submission

    Assignments marked as late will be docked 20% before submitting to Canvas. This means if you score 100%, but the assignment has been completed past its due date, your grade will be recorded at 80%.

  • Time Limit

    Most assignments have a time limit of 5 minutes. More difficult assignments occasionally have the time limit removed and will be marked with an infinity symbol.

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