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Chords test, Alto Clef

October 4, 2009

Test your knowledge of the alto clef and your knowledge of chords with this exercise.  Scroll down for the answers.  There are 52 chords with a chord number at the start of each line.  In the alto clef middle C is on the middle line.

 

test chords alto clef

test chords alto clef

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Answers
 
line 1
1.  a minor, root position  2.  a minor, first inversion  3.  d minor, first inversion  4.  B flat major, first inversion
 
line 2
5.  D flat major, root position  6.  A major, first inversion  7.  b minor, root position  8.  b minor, second inversion
 
line 3
9.  f minor, first inversion  10.  diminished 7th on B  11.  E major, root position  12.  F major, second inversion
 
line 4
13.  c sharp minor, first inversion  14.  C major, first inversion  15.  C major, root position  16.  C major, first inversion
 
line 5
17.  f sharp minor, first inversion  18.  E major, first inversion  19.  E major 7 (minor 7th), third inversion, usually V7d in a minor  20.  a minor, first inversion
 
line 6
21.  B major, root position  22.  F major, second inversion  23.  diminished 7th on B  24.  diminished 7th on C
 
line 7
25.  D major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7a in G  26.  g minor, root position  27.  d minor, root position  28.  b flat minor, first inversion
 
line 8
29.  F major, second inversion  30.  E major 7 (minor 7th), second inversion, usually V7c in a minor  31. a minor, root position  32. f minor, root position
 
line 9
33.  B flat major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7a in E flat  34.  E major, second inversion  35.  e minor, second inversion  36.  E major, second inversion
 
line 10
37.  G major, second inversion  38.  E major, first inversion  39.  C major, first inversion  40.  c sharp minor, first inversion
 
line 11
41.  B major 7 (minor 7th), root position, usually V7a in E  42.  E major 7 (minor 7th), second inversion, usually V7c in A  43.  a minor, first inversion  44.  D major 7 (minor 7th), third inversion, usually V7d in G 
 
line 12
45.  G major, first inversion  46.  diminished 7th on C  47.  b flat minor, first inversion  48.  f sharp minor 7 (minor 7th) with a diminished 5th, second inversion, usually ii7c in a minor (this would be quite an unusual chord in that key, but it has been used)
 
line 13
49.  diminished 7th on B flat  50.  C major, root position  51.  D flat minor, root position  52.  f minor, first inversion
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