Music Trivia

With this game, a review of various aspects of music education can be carried out in a fun way: rhythm, notes, ear training, musical culture and theory …

Characteristics

The game works in the usual Trivia way. A wheel must be pressed and the game will select a question from six sections: Rhythm, Audition, Notation, Musical Instruments, History of Music, and Music Theory. To finish the game, three questions from each section must be passed.

It works for 1 or 2 players. In the case of 1 player, a score is assigned based on the success and the time taken to solve each question. In this way, the student can compete against himself seeking a higher score each time.

In 2-player mode, no score is assigned and the player who first completes all sections wins.

Demo Video

Didactic contents of Trivia level 1

The game is oriented to the basic level of musical education: its contents are very simple:

Rhythm:

A four-beat random rhythm is played consisting of quarter note figures, quarter note rest, and a couple of eighth notes. The player must press the buttons corresponding to the pulse he hears in the correct order.

Notation

A random sequence of six notes appears on the staff from among those corresponding to the do-la hexachord. The player must press on the keyboard the notes corresponding to the sequence displayed.

Hearing

three-note sequence plays while three patterns are displayed representing the sound movement of the sequence. The player must select the correct scheme.

Musical instruments

The player must recognize the instrument represented in the image, or respond to its classification in the wind, string or percussion families: the instruments included in the questions are: violin, cello, trumpet, horn, trombone, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass drum and timpani.


Music history


The player must recognize the image among the following composers:

J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, L. Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, and answer questions about the century in which he lived and the authorship of one of his most important works that sounds at the same time as the question (Bach – Brandenburg Concerto n5, Vivaldi-La Spring of the Four Seasons, Mozart-The Little Night Serenade, Beethoven-The Hymn to Joy, Tchaikovsky-The Lake of the Swan and Stravinsky-The Rite of Spring.

Musical theory

The player must recognize the following musical elements and signs: staff, treble clef, time signature, bar line, final bar line, quarter note, quarter note and eighth note, and answer questions about the equivalences of the figures presented.

Comments

Trivial level 2 is also published and Trivial level 3 is in preparation.

We have started a series of short videos with preparatory information for each of the sections, including all the answers to the questions that may appear in Trivia and other games.

Comments, criticisms, contributions and recommendations from users or professionals of music education who use this game are very welcome. They can be left in the comments section of this blog.

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