Roman Numeral Notation in Music Theory

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Roman numerals indicate the _____ of a set of notes in sheet music.

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1. In the key of C Major, a note with a V underneath would belong to what chord?

2. How is a minor chord denoted in the Roman numeral system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about Roman numerals in music? Take this quiz and find out by answering questions such as something that Roman numerals indicate in sheet music and the chord to which a note with a V underneath it would belong in the key of C Major.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of:

  • Minor chords in the Roman numeral system
  • A Roman numeral in lower case with a small circle beside it
  • The order of Roman numerals on a major scale

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Roman numerals in music, including what they indicate in sheet music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the chord to which a note with a V underneath it would belong and the order of Roman numerals on a major scale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a Roman numeral that is written in the lower case and has a small circle next to it

Additional Learning

More information is available from the lesson titled Roman Numeral Notation in Music Theory. These topics will be discussed:

  • Origins of the Roman numeral system in Latin
  • Foundation of the Roman numeral notation system
  • Four major musical Roman numeral notations
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