What are Seventh Chords? - Definition & Examples


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A seventh chord is created by doing what to a triad?

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1. What kind of chord is this: CEGB?

2. In all forms of the seventh chord, which note always stays the same?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer quiz questions on seventh chords in music with this worksheet/quiz. Topics to be considered will include how these chords are built upon triads and the notes on a scale that are included in a seventh chord.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will help test you on:

  • A type of seventh chord
  • Note that doesn't change in a seventh chord
  • Genre of music that uses these chords the most
  • A seventh chord is created by changing a triad in what way
  • The notes of a scale that are used in a seventh chord

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on seventh chords
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a type of music where seventh chords are commonly used
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the notes in a seventh chord

Additional Learning

Music is composed of a variety of notes and chords. Learn more about how a specific type of chord is structured with the lesson named What are Seventh Chords? - Definition & Examples, which will cover these areas:

  • What chords are
  • How a triad is composed
  • The major seventh scale
  • Minor seventh chords
  • Dominant seventh chords
  • Half-diminished and diminished seventh chords