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Grade Five Theory Lesson 10: Describing Chords Exercises

 

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 Exercise 1: Naming Chords on One Stave

Describe the following chords as I, II, IV or V. Also indicate whether the lowest note of the chord is the root (a), 3rd (b) or 5th (c). The key is given.

name-the-chords 0 0name-the-chords 0 1name-the-chords 0 2name-the-chords 0 3name-the-chords 0 4name-the-chords 0 5name-the-chords 0 6name-the-chords 0 7name-the-chords 0 8 

 

Exercise 2: Naming Chords on Two Staves

Describe the following chords marked in brackets as I, II, IV or V. Also indicate whether the lowest note of the chord is the root (a), 3rd (b) or 5th (c).  

a) This is a Bagatelle by Beethoven, Op.119 No.11.  The key is Bb major. 

chords-on-two-staves 0 0chords-on-two-staves 0 1chords-on-two-staves 0 2chords-on-two-staves 0 3chords-on-two-staves 0 4 

 

b) This is adapted from Chorale no.47 by JS Bach. The key is D minor.

chords-on-two-staves-2 0 0chords-on-two-staves-2 0 1chords-on-two-staves-2 0 2chords-on-two-staves-2 0 3chords-on-two-staves-2 0 4chords-on-two-staves-2 0 5chords-on-two-staves-2 0 6

 

Exercise 3: Naming Chords Over Three Staves

Describe the following chords marked in brackets as I, II, IV or V. Also indicate whether the lowest note of the chord is the root (a), 3rd (b) or 5th (c).  

a) This is adapted from Handel's Violin Sonata, Op.1 No.10, 3rd Movement.  The key is G minor.

chords-on-three-staves-1 0 0chords-on-three-staves-1 0 1chords-on-three-staves-1 0 2chords-on-three-staves-1 0 3chords-on-three-staves-1 0 4 

 b) This is adapted from Crusell's Clarinet Concerto, Op.11, Andante Moderato. The key is Eb major.

chords-on-three-staves-2 0 0chords-on-three-staves-2 0 1chords-on-three-staves-2 0 2chords-on-three-staves-2 0 3chords-on-three-staves-2 0 4chords-on-three-staves-2 0 5

 

 

 

 

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