# Sample Problems Using the Humdrum Toolkit¶

> 1.  Determine the rhyme scheme for a vocal text._ > 2.  Identify any French sixth chords._ > 3.  Locate instances of the pitch sequence D-S-C-H in Shostakovich’s music._ > 4.  Are German drinking songs more likely to be in triple meter._ > 5.  Determine whether Haydn tends to avoid V-IV progressions._ > 6.  Locate any doubled seventh scale degrees._ > 7.  Are dynamic swells (crescendo-diminuendos) more common than dips (diminuendos-crescendos)?_ > 8.  Determine which English translation of a Schubert text best preserves the vowel coloration._ > 9.  Find all woodwind quintets in compound meters that contain a change of key._ > 10.  Identify all works that end with a tierce de picardie’._ > 11.  Identify any Neapolitan sixth chords spelled enharmonically on the raised tonic._ > 12.  Classify cadences as either authentic, plagal or deceptive._ > 13.  Determine whether Beethoven tends to link activity in the chalemeau register of the clarinet with low register activity in the strings._ > 14.  Identify the most common word following gloria’ in Gregorian chants._ > 15.  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._ > 16.  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._ > 17.  Determine whether the words high,’ hoch,’ or haut’ tend to coincide with higher pitches in a vocal work._ > 18.  Identify how frequently the dominant pitch occurs in the horn parts._ > 19.  Identify whether large leaps involving chromatically-altered tones tend to have longer durations on the altered tone._ > 20.  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.