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Lesson 15 Test

 

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1.                 What is the definition of a triad in root position?  In first inversion?  In second inversion?

 

2.                 What figured bass numbers are used to indicate triads in root position, first inversion, and second inversion?  Are all these figured bass numbers always necessary?

 

3.                 Why were the figured bass numbers chosen to represent the various positions of the triad?

 

4.                 What is the chordal third of a Db minor triad?  Of a A major triad?  Of a C# diminished triad?

 

5.                 What is the chordal fifth of a B minor triad?  Of an F# augmented triad?  Of an Ab minor triad?

 

6.                 In treble clef spell the following triads (key, function, quality, and inversion are indicated)

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7.                 In bass clef spell the following triads (key, function, quality, and inversion are indicated)

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8.                 Given the following triad and major key signature, provide the correct Roman Numeral analysis to indicate the key, function, quality, and inversion of the triad.


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9.                 Given the following triad and minor key signature, provide the correct Roman Numeral analysis to indicate the key, function, quality, and inversion of the triad.

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10.              Below you will find a short passage of music.  Please provide the correct Roman Numeral analysis to indicate the key, function, quality, and inversion of each triad.

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