Links lead to pertinent descriptions in the Humdrum User Guide.
- Determine the rhyme scheme for a vocal text.
- Identify any French sixth chords.
- Locate instances of the pitch sequence D-S-C-H in Shostakovich's music.
- Are German drinking songs more likely to be in triple meter.
- Determine whether Haydn tends to avoid V-IV progressions.
- Locate any doubled seventh scale degrees.
- Are dynamic swells (crescendo-diminuendos) more common than dips (diminuendos-crescendos)?
- Determine which English translation of a Schubert text best preserves the vowel coloration.
- Find all woodwind quintets in compound meters that contain a change of key.
- Identify all works that end with a `tierce de picardie'.
- Identify any Neapolitan sixth chords spelled enharmonically on the raised tonic.
- Classify cadences as either authentic, plagal or deceptive.
- Determine whether Beethoven tends to link activity in the chalemeau register of the clarinet with low register activity in the strings.
- Identify the most common word following `gloria' in Gregorian chants.
- Count the number of subdominant pitches in the soprano voice that are approached by rising thirds or sixths and that coincide with a dominant seventh chord.
- Count the number of tonic pitches that are approached by a weak-to-strong context versus the number of tonic pitches approached by a strong-to-weak context.
- Determine whether the words `high,' `hoch,' or `haut' tend to coincide with higher pitches in a vocal work.
- Identify how frequently the dominant pitch occurs in the horn parts.
- Identify whether large leaps involving chromatically-altered tones tend to have longer durations on the altered tone.
- Compare pitch-class sets used at the beginnings of slurs/phrases versus those used at the ends of slurs/phrases.
A more extensive alphabetized list of 350 problems is also available.
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