D Major: Scale, Chords & Progression


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What note does the D major scale begin and end on?

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1. How many sharps are there in the key of D major?

2. A triad is a chord with three notes built on every other note of the scale. What is the triad built on the note D?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these practice questions to identify the most important things you need to know about the key of D major. You'll be asked to recognize essential features of the D major scale as well as other musical concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your musical savvy, specifically on the following:

  • The tonal center of the D major key
  • How many sharps are in the key of D major
  • Triads in the key of D major
  • Roman numerals used to describe the key's chord qualities
  • Definition of chord progression

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - be able to define musical terms such as chord progression, major chords, and minor chords
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about music theory to answer questions about notes and chords in the key of D major
  • Interpreting information - be able to read information about characteristics of the key of D major and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this musical key, watch the accompanying lesson titled D Major: Scale, Chords & Progression. This lecture covers the following musical theory concepts:

  • The D major scale and its intervals
  • Major and minor chords in D major
  • D major's key signature
  • Common chord progressions in D major
  • Why chord progressions want to return to the tonal center of D major