Fundamentals of Music Theory Week 5 Quiz Answers

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Fundamentals of Music Theory Week 5 Quiz Answers

Question 1)
In a C major triad, the root is ‘C’. In an A minor triad, the root is ‘A’. In a root position triad, the lowest (bass) note is also the ‘root’ of the triad.
The three notes which make up a triad can be re-ordered, with any of the three notes in the bass. This re-ordering is called an ‘inversion’.
Which of the following triads are in inversion (i.e. not in root position)?



Question 2)
In the videos we expain the difference between root position, first inversion and second inversion triads.
A root position triad stacks up from the root note, with a third above that, and a fifth above that. You can think of root position like 1+3+5. When we invert the triad, the root is no longer in the bass.
Choose which of the following triads are in FIRST inversion:

(Select ALL of them to score your point!)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Question 3)
Which one of these triads is Vc (second inversion of the dominant) in the key of D major?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Question 4)
In the key of G minor, which one of the following chords is the third inversion of the dominant seventh chord (V7d)?


Question 5)
Consider the progression Ic, V7, I, in the KEY of C major.
With reference to that chord progression, choose which of the following statements are correct.
Select ALL correct statements to score your point!

  • V7 chord would be C7.
  • The lowest note of Ic would be A.
  • The V7 chord would be F7
  • The V7 chord would be G7.
  • The lowest note of Ic would be G
  • The lowest note of Ic would be E

Question 6)
Which kind of cadence is this?

  • Interrupted Cadence or Deceptive Cadence
  • Imperfect or Half Cadence
  • Perfect Cadence or Authentic Cadence
  • Plagal Cadence or Amen Cadence

Question 7)
Look again at the previous question. Let’s identify some more of those chords. Which of the following best describes that chord progression?

  • I, Vb, I, IVb, V
  • I, IV, ii, V, iv
  • I, Ic, V7, I
  • I, V, I, IV, V

Question 8)
Which interrupted (or deceptive) cadence finishes on this chord?

  • Interrupted cadence in A-flat major
  • Interrupted cadence in C minor
  • Interrupted cadence in E-flat major
  • Interrupted cadence in E-flat minor

Question 9)
The following chords are the last three bars of a Stevie Wonder song (we’ve simplified them a little):

Firstly what key is this song MOST likely to be in?

E-flat minor
B-flat minor
D-flat minor
D-flat major

Question 10)
With reference to the previous question, which of the following statements describe attributes of the FIRST chord? (Hint: you need more than one to score your point!)

  • It is E-flat minor
  • It is the subdominant
  • It is the tonic
  • It is the relative minor
  • It is a secondary dominant
  • It has a chromatically altered note. (i.e. a note that is not in the key).

Question 11)
In this question, we want you to use your developing skills of musical analysis to judge which TWO of the following statements provide the best explanation:

At the end of this week’s lecture, John played the Bach ‘Prelude in C’ (BWV 846). Why do those B-flats at the end not take us away from the key of C major? Why are they not part of a modulation to F major?

  • Because there aren’t enough Fs.
  • Because the F major chord is comprised of F, A, and C, and B-flat is not one of those notes.
  • Because there is no perfect cadence in the key of F.
  • Because there are B naturals which contradict the B-flats
  • Because of the C bass note running all the way through these last bars.


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