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Jazz Chords 01
In jazz music, the numeral 'IV' stands for subdominant.

Jazz Chords 01

Do you know your chords? Well, if you are studying KS3 music then you'll have to get to know them. One group of chords you may look at is the one used in jazz and this quiz will help you to learn them.

Both major and minor chords are used in Jazz. Performers will express chords in their own way, for example, a G chord may be played as a G7. In jazz, musicians often add a seventh, a ninth, an eleventh or even a thirteenth to a chord to get that distinctive 'jazz sound'.

"If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together," according to Richard M. Nixon. That's certainly true in jazz music - notes are seemingly added willy-nilly!

See how much you know about jazz chords in the following quiz which focuses on the use of chord numeral/symbols in jazz.

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1.
A movement from IV - III is a movement from .......
dominant to mediant
subdominant to mediant
subdominant to supertonic
tonic to dominant
'IV' is subdominant and 'III' is mediant
2.
What does the numeral 'I' stand for?
Dominant chord - 5th degree of the scale
Tonic - home key/chord
Subdominant chord - 4th degree of the scale
None of the above
The tonic is the first note of any scale. If the key is C major, then C is the tonic
3.
What does the numeral 'IV' stand for?
Dominant
Mediant
Subdominant
Tonic
The 4th degree of the diatonic scale
4.
A movement from I - V is a movement from .......
tonic to dominant
dominant to tonic
tonic to supertonic
None of the above
'I' is tonic and 'V' is dominant
5.
What does the symbol C6 stand for?
A major triad with an added 6th degree note in A
A major triad with an added 6th degree note in C
A minor triad with an added 6th degree note in A
A minor triad with an added 6th degree note in C
C6 is made up of the notes C, E, G, and the added major sixth A
6.
What does the chord symbol Cmaj7 mean?
Don't play the chord of C major or minor
Play the chord of C major with a flattened 7th
Play the chord of C major with a major 7th note
Play the chord of C minor with a major 7th note
The C7 symbol requires a flattened 7th degree note
7.
A movement from I - IV is a movement from .......
dominant to subdominant
dominant to tonic
tonic to dominant
tonic to subdominant
'I' is tonic, 'IV' is subdominant
8.
What primary use do chord symbols serve in jazz?
They are just for show and don't tell us much
They tell us how loud to play different chords
A shorthand way of writing what chord to play
None of the above
Many jazz musicians don't use sheet music, but instead jot down chord symbols for different bars
9.
What does the numeral 'V' stand for?
Tonic
Dominant
Supertonic
All of the above
The 5th degree of the diatonic scale
10.
What does Dm7 mean?
A major chord with a flattened 5th in D
A major chord with a flattened 7th in D
A minor chord with a sharpened 7th in D
A minor chord with flattened 7th in the key of D
Dm7 = D minor 7th
Author:  Thomas Daish

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