The Big Ukulele Chord Quiz 3

Time for the Uke Hunt Annual Chord Quiz. Test your chord knowledge, theory knowledge and musical ear. The method is as low-tech as ever.

– Grab a pen and paper.
– Answer the questions (using a ukulele to help you is entirely allowed and encouraged).
– There might be spoilers in the comments.
Check the answers here (no peeking).
– Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments (some of these questions are pretty tricky, so not too much despair). And I’d be interested to know which rounds you found easy and which were hard.

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Chord Diagrams

Name the 7 chord from the chord diagram (e.g. C7, D7 etc.).

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5.

Chord Flavour: Diagrams

All these are G chords but are they G, Gm, G7, Gm7, or G9?

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Chord Flavour: Listening

All these are D chords but are they D, Dm, D7, Dm7, or Dmaj7?

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11

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12

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13

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14

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15

Chord Makeup

Each of these triads of notes makes up a minor chord (e.g. the notes of a Fm chord are F, Ab and C). Which one? (The notes are listed in alphabetical order starting at C to make it harder.)

16. D, F and A.

17. C, E and A.

18. C, Eb and G.

19. E, G and B.

20. D, G and Bb.

Chord Progression

Match the MP3 to the chord sequence:

a) G – D – G – D – G
b) G – C – D – C – G
c) G – Am – D – C – G
d) G – Em – C – D – G
e) G – D – Em – C – G

21.


21

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22

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23

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24

25.


25

Go here to check your answers

Links

Big Chord Quiz 1
Big Chord Quiz 2
More ukulele quizzes

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8 Comments

  1. Eve July 6th, 2017 9:37 am

    Hello,

    I was surprised how good I was. But now I know that my knowledge about chords and my listening skills are not too bad. I only had one fold, and I think it was a lack of attention (I had some eggs in the pan meanwhile).
    The only part I ignored was the one where I had to recognize which combination of chords is minor or not. I don’t know really much about this topic. When I looked at them I guessed that it’s all minor but I wasn’t sure. Big surprise afterwards when I saw that it was right.

    So thank you very much it was fun and very nice to check my competences.

    Greetings Eve

  2. Kathleen Helenius July 6th, 2017 4:34 pm

    I liked the challenge, trouble spot G9 I use F,A,D,B
    Listening skills need to be honed. Mixed up #21 and #24.
    I am now ready to go on!

  3. Susan Loy July 6th, 2017 7:47 pm

    Hi!

    That was a good little brain activity. Chord progressions are the most fun, but also the most challenging for me. I mixed up #s 22 and 24. But the rest of it was no problem.
    Thanks for the quiz!

  4. Woodshed July 6th, 2017 10:15 pm

    Eve: Glad you liked it! I might have worded that question badly. I was looking for the name of each chord. I’ll fix that in future. Thanks!

    Kathleen: Thanks! I definitely threw in a curveball with the G9!

    Susan: Congrats! Thanks very much!

  5. Mark July 7th, 2017 8:32 pm

    5,5,1,2,2 which I think shows that there are some things I can work out and some things I just don’t know. Fun, though.

  6. Woodshed July 8th, 2017 10:01 am

    Mark: Thanks! That’s interesting. Makes sense that people would be a lot more familiar with chord shapes.

  7. jules July 10th, 2017 12:03 am

    Really enjoyed this, thanks for doing it.
    Liked the listening sections – the chord progressions were fun!
    Off to share and properly credit of course!
    Thanks again Al,
    regards, Jules

  8. Woodshed July 10th, 2017 10:52 am

    Jules: Thanks very much for sharing!

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