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Bass Clef Chords Test

October 1, 2009

Test your knowledge of chords in the bass clef.  Scroll down for the answers.  There are 13 lines with 4 chords in each line.  The chords are numbered 1-52, with a chord number given at the beginning of each line.

 

test chords bass clef

test chords bass clef

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Answers
 
line 1
1.  D major, root position    2.  f minor, root position    3.  C major, second inversion    4.  D flat major, root position
line 2
5.  a minor, first inversion  6.  e minor, root position   7.  diminished 7th on C    8. E flat major, root position
line 3
9.  G flat major, second inversion    10.  G flat major, root position  11.  G major, first inversion  12.  A flat major, root position
line 4
13.  E flat major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7 in A flat  14.  B major, first inversion  15.  e minor, first inversion  16.  f sharp minor, first inversion
line 5
17.  F major, second inversion  18.  E major, root position  19.  B flat minor, root position  20.  e flat minor, root position
line 6
21.  b minor with a diminished fifth, first inversion, usually iib in a minor    22.  a minor 7 with a minor 7th and a diminished 5th, usually ii7a in g minor  23.  diminished 7th on E  24.  G major 7 (minor 7th) root position, usually V7c in C major
line 7
25.  B flat major, first inversion  26.  E flat major 7 (minor 7th), 3rd inversion, usually V7d in A flat  27.  G major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7a in C major  28.  g sharp minor, first inversion
line 8
29.  C major, root position  30.  a flat minor, root position  31.  A major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7c in D   32.  D major, root position
line 9
33.  B flat major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7a in B flat  34.  b minor 7 with a diminshed 5th, root position, usually ii7a in a minor  35.  c sharp minor with and added 6th, or could also be a first inversion of a sharp minor 7  (minor 7th), as in ii7b in g sharp minor  36.  a minor, second inversion
line 10
37.  b minor, root position  38.  F major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7a in B flat  39.  F major, first inversion  40.  G major, second inversion
line 11
41.  B flat major, first inversion  42.  G flat major, root position  43.  g minor with a diminised 5th, first inversion  44.  diminished 7th on D
line 12
45.  C major, second inversion  46.  C major 9 (minor 9th), root position, usually V9 in f minor  47.  E major, first inversion  48.  A major 7 (minor 7th) third inversion, usually v7d in D
line 13
49.  D flat major, first inversion  50.  F major 7 (minor 7th), first inversion, usually V7b in B flat major  51.  c minor 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually ii7a in B flat major  52.  E major 7 (minor 7th), second inversion, usually V7c in A
 
 
 
 
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