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Name_____________________________________________________________ Period__________ Score__________/10

How Music Works with Howard Goodall Harmony




1. True or False: A chord progression is the lifeblood of all Western harmony and it doesnt stay
static, it moves. _________________________
2. How many music notes are needed to make up a basic triad chord? ____________________________
3. Circle the best answer: What type of music triad produces a sadder, more fragile sound?
a. Major b. Minor
4. The most fundamental chord progression is the tonic (I) and _______________________ (V) relationship.
5. True or False: Discord or dissonance harmony is pretty and happy sounding. ________________________
6. True or False: Passing notes and suspensions are acceptable ways to create dissonance in music.
__________________
7. True or False: Rock and Roll music lives on 7
th
chords. ______________________
8. True or False: Jazz musicians like Miles Davis and John Coltrane used different triads such as
augmentation and diminution. ________________________
9. True or False: Other parts of the world like India have resisted adopting Western music harmonies
and chord progressions. __________________
10. Name a song you know with interesting harmonies. _____________________________________________________








Name_____________________________________________________________ Period__________ Score__________/10


How Music Works with Howard Goodall Harmony


1. True or False: A chord progression is the lifeblood of all Western harmony and it doesnt stay
static, it moves. _________________________
2. How many music notes are needed to make up a basic triad chord? ____________________________
3. Circle the best answer: What type of music triad produces a sadder, more fragile sound?
a. Major b. Minor
4. The most fundamental chord progression is the tonic (I) and _______________________ (V) relationship.
5. True or False: Discord or dissonance harmony is pretty and happy sounding. ________________________
6. True or False: Passing notes and suspensions are acceptable ways to create dissonance in music.
__________________
7. True or False: Rock and Roll music lives on 7
th
chords. ______________________
8. True or False: Jazz musicians like Miles Davis and John Coltrane used different triads such as
augmentation and diminution. ________________________
9. True or False: Other parts of the world like India have resisted adopting Western music harmonies
and chord progressions. __________________
10. Name a song you know with interesting harmonies. _____________________________________________________