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Music Aptitude Exam


WCU musicianThe Music Aptitude/Placement Exam is designed to assess your knowledge of the basic language of music. It will be used to place you into music theory courses appropriate to your skill level, but will have no effect on your acceptance into the School of Music. If you have transfer credit or advanced placement in music theory, you may be placed into more advanced theory courses upon demonstration of advanced competence. Topics assessed in the Music Aptitude/Placement Test include:

  • Clef reading
  • Key Signatures
  • Intervals and Triad Quality
  • Scales and Modes
  • Instrumental Transposition
  • Meters and Rhythmic Notation
  • Popular Chord Symbols
  • Simple 4-part writing
  • Harmonic Analysis

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