Quiz 2 – 4-Note Chords

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  1. HI Warren,
    New to this course and first time taking a quiz. Scored 50% but I more due to chord conventions/symbols.
    As far as I recall there is not international standard for chord notation. I took this quiz to get a feel to where I am as the system placed me in Early Beginner which for me is too easy.

    See my comments below:

    What are the notes in the Eb+7 chord? (Use a space between each note, no commas)

    Eb G Cb Db. ( I used Cb instead of B)
    (eb g b db)
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    What are the notes in the G7(sus4) chord? (Use a space between each note, no commas)

    The notes โ€œG Bb Db Fbโ€ forms which chord?

    G Dim 7. ( Used spaces as suggested)
    (gdim7,gยฐ7,g dim7,g fully diminished 7th)
    ********************************************************************************************************

    The notes โ€œE A B Dโ€ forms which chord?

    Esus7. ( I’ve see the ‘sus’ to imply 4)
    (e7(sus4),e7sus4,e7 sus4)

    ********************************************************************************************************

    1. @Joseph R. Answers to quiz questions must be entered in a particular format in order for the system to recognize your correct answer.
      – The instruction directing you to use spaces between notes relates to questions where you are entering the individual notes of a chord, and not necessarily a chord name (for example, โ€œG Bb Db Fbโ€). For the chord names, please take note of the formats that are accepted by the system when you take your next quiz (for example Gdim7 or E7sus4 with no spaces).
      – For your Eb+7 question, it is theoretically better to say B and not Cb because an augmented chord raises the 5th by a half step from Bb to B. In practice, of course, B and Cb refer to the same note.

  2. Hi Warren,
    Kindly throw a little light on question 10. I hoped it was an Augumented 7th chord, why was I credited wrong?
    sincerely

    1. Warren McPherson

      @Emmanuel N. the questions are randomized each time they are served, so any of the questions could be number 10. If you give me more details on the specific question, I’d be happy to help.

  3. Hi Warren
    Thank you for this lesson. It is helping me to better understand the basis for the songs I am learning. That EABD gave me a jab, but made me take a loser look at these 7thsus4 chords. I use the chord but never gave any thought to the structure. Thanks !

  4. Hi Warren., Can you check the answers you have for the four notes chords quiz because I dont know how you want the answers to be written whether by the name of the chord or the symbols. I wrote my answers and I got a low mark and then I re did it and change the answers to the shortcut eg instead of dominant seventh I write C+ and I got more correct. However, I end up got wrong and I believe its the same thing even though it may not be any big problem but it took a lot of m time to do the quiz because of this. so let us know how you want us to write the answers, whether its the full name or the short name or symbol. Thanks

    1. Warren McPherson

      @ROHAN CHUNG as the end of the quiz when you’re on the score board, click on the “View Questions” button and it will show you the correct answers. This way you can see the answer format, then retake the quit.

      Let me know if you have any questions.

  5. Warren, In Question 6, you actually said in the lesson that an augmented 7th can be written as C7(#5). I wrote it down in my notes from your graphic in the lesson. Also, in Question 10, you said in the lesson that a diminished 7th chord is also known as a “fully diminished 7th.” It’s to distinguish it from a half-diminished 7th chord. Your own words……….. :-(. …..

    1. @Paul Pulati Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I’ll update the answer selection to include these as well.

      Thanks,

    1. Warren McPherson

      @jprarama, yes in practice, Dd and C# are the same note, but in theory, they are treated differently. When spelling a chord you can’t have repeated notes (D, Db) unless you’re referring to the octave. The numeric spelling of a seventh chord is “1, 3, 5, 7.” The seventh degree is C, not D, so that is why you have to write C# and not Db.

  6. Hey there – learning alot. The notes G, Bb, Db and Fb – they form a Gdim7 ? I thought it would be G, Bb, Db, F. Am I missing something? Thanks…. oh – what’s the rule for knowing when to write something as Db or C#?

    1. Warren McPherson

      @drawbardude
      There are two types of Diminished Seventh chords; there is the Half Diminished (commonly known as the “minor7 flat5” or “m7b5”) eg, “G Bb Db F.” Then there is the fully Diminished chord; this is where all the notes of a dominant seventh chord are lowered by a half step, eg, “G Bb Db Fb.” You’ll some people spell it “G Bb Db E,” but from a theory perspective, the correct spell is with the “Fb”
      If we were to spell Cdim7, it would be “C Eb Gb Bx.” The “x” stands for “Double Flat.” the last note of any Diminished Seventh chord is lowered twice for the major seventh. This is why in the case of Gdim7 you have “Fb,” and in Cdim7 you have “Bx.”

      Let me know if you have more questions about this.

  7. Warren,
    As a former professional test writer I know how difficult it is to make tests โ€œperfectโ€ in accepting spaces, lower/upper case, etc.
    You have done an amazing job!

    Suggestions:

    Since most computers default to first character as capital, I would suggest accepting โ€œfm7โ€ as โ€œFm7โ€ for the question about โ€œwhat chord consists of F Ab C Dโ€

    Similarly, the question about โ€œwhat chord consists of E A B Dโ€ should accept โ€œE7sus4โ€ (capital E)

    It just goes consistently with your notations in the video.

    Having said this, I am so INCREDIBLY AMAZED with the thoroughness of this course. The quiz has some great, thought-provoking questions!

    1. Warren McPherson

      @michaelesisk thank you for the feedback; however, the system is not case sensitive. We specifically made it that way as we know folks would be using a combination of upper and lower case in the answers. So, once you have the correct letters entered, it will mark it correct regardless of caps. The only other things the system check for is, the use of spaces, commas, and other special characters.

      BTW, “F Ab C D” is Fm6, not Fm7.

      Let me know if you have additional questions.

      1. It’s good to know I got answers correct but the software did not give me credit. I realize now how important it is to record/write the chord correctly.
        I did not get credit for “C Aug 7” because of the spaces and not written together.
        The same with “G diminish 7”! I had G dim 7 also and couldn’t understand why I didn’t get it correct. THIS IS AN AWESOME LESSON, THANK YOU!

        1. @Pswain, yes, unfortunately, the system doesn’t recognize extra spaces unless it was included in the provided answer.

  8. Hi Warren,
    For question 7 my answer is E7 sus4 and your answer is (e7)(sus4) but you marked me wrong. Is my expression musically incorrect?

    1. Warren McPherson

      @Vuyani no, your answer is correct. Usually, the (sus4) is supposed to be in parentheses, but I just updated the answer also to accept it with the parentheses.

  9. Warren – kind of frustrating that Fmin6 was not acceptable!!!

    Eb+7 are you sure it has B and not a Bb – I have reason to believe there is a mistake!

    1. Warren McPherson

      @Sonali DE MEL I can assure you there’s no mistake, don’t be frustrated, it’s all part of the learning process. The plus (+) symbol means “Augment” so Eb+ is an augmented chord. Remember that in an augmented chord, the 5th degree of the chord is raised a half set. So, Eb major is “Eb G Bb,” when Bb is raised a half step is becomes “B natural” – so Eb+ = Eb G B, and the 7th is Db. How did you come up with Fmin6? Fmin6 is “F Ab C D.”

      Let me know if you have any questions.

  10. The answer i have given for some of the questions are correct. it appears as though it is not case sensitive. Im disappointed.

    1. Warren McPherson

      @Vodkaspecial the answers are not case sensitive, so whether you use upper or lower case it will still make the answer correct if it was entered correctly. While the system isn’t case-sensitive, it does lookout for extra spacing or no space, and special characters such as “#, $, %, “, :. ; ?” etc…
      Did you look at the questions after seeing the answers?

  11. Ok I mistook the non usage of commas. some answers are correct except that they are in capital letters rather than simple. Not written theory in a long while – I have sheet music written in capital letters.

    What should I use?

    1. Warren McPherson

      HI @Sonali DE MEL

      The answers are not case-sensitive, it recognizes both upper and lower case. It’s something else that is flagging as incorrect. Pay attention to stuff like extra spacing, or commas.

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