Theory Bowl Format
Music Theory Bowl Round Structure
Timing: 2 hours (this allows approximately 25 minutes each section); Four students represent each team during a round.
Round 1 Knowledge of Music Theory (First two sets of 10 questions for 10 seconds; Third Set of 10 questions for 20 seconds; 5 challenge questions using score examples for 30 seconds) 15 Minutes
- Scales, Modes, Key Signatures (10 questions @ 1 pt. each)
- Intervals and Chords (10 questions @ 1 pt. each)
- Roman Numeral Analysis, Cadence and Modulation (10 questions @ 1 pt. each)
- Score Examples (5 questions @ 2 pts. each)
40 points for the round
Group response using Kahoot? to answer question. My only question about Kahoot is can it build questions from a powerpoint presentation?
5 Minute Break
Round 2 Aural Skills Identifications (Three Sets of 8 questions for 10 seconds) 10 Minutes
- Interval Identification (8 questions @ 1 pt. each)
- Scale/Mode Identification (8 questions @ 1 pt. each)
- Chord Quality Identifications (8 questions @ 1 pt. each)
24 points for the round
Group response using Kahoot? Play each identification twice and project multiple choice responses.
5 Minute Break
Round 3 (dictations)- 4 examples (Four measure examples, approximately 5 minutes per excerpt) 20 Minutes
8 points possible per melodic dictation: 2 per measure, 1 point for rhythm, 1 point for pitch; 8 points possible per harmonic dictation: 2 per measure checking soprano and bass melody and Roman numerals—32 points for round
- Melodic Dictation (1 major, 1 minor) Possible melodies for the melodic dictation section—The opening four measures of Brahms Op. 118, No. 2 (4 measures of ¾) and the subject form Bach’s Fugue in F Minor, WTC, Book II
- Harmonic Dictation (1 major, 1 minor—4 measures with seven chords—1 chord in the final measure)
Each representative of the four-member team provides a response to the dictations. Average score of the four combine scores.
15 Minute Break
Final Round (Family Feud Style Final between top 2 teams) 20 Minutes
Three Rounds—(Possible Topics) 1) Seventh Chord Spelling (5 to 7 questions)—Request seventh chord and student spells; 2) Interval Aural Identification (5 to 7 questions)—Play interval that student identifies; 3) Roman Numeral Identification (5 questions)—Given chord and key, student provides Roman numeral with inversion
- Each team sends a student representative to the front to race to answer the first question using buzzer.
- Winning team may accept challenge or pass.
- Team must answer the determined number of questions correctly before getting three strikes.
- If the team gets three strikes, the other team as a group may provide an answer to “steal” the round.
- First team to win two rounds is the winner.
5 Minute Break
Award Presentation- 5 minutes
2016 Round 3 Powerpoint
- Theory Bowl Powerpoint PDF – 1 MB