UG Quiz: Can You Name All These Advanced Chords?

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UG Quiz: Can You Name All These Advanced Chords?

Hey, everyone!

Two weeks ago, we made a quiz about chord fingerings and many of you said it was too easy. Well, you asked for it. Here's the "maxed sliders" version of the chord quiz.

Enjoy our quiz and as always share your results in the comment section below!

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    10 out of 10. Was quite confused at numbers 8 and 9 - you'll see why
    10/10 - pretty easy once you know how chords are built, major or minor by 3rd, dim if flattened fifth etc. But this quiz should have been timed and also include inversions.
    Right you are. Know how they're built and you dont need those books with 10,000 chords.. was expecting inversions as well
    HAHA 8/10 though i don't know shit about theoryD Just checked the root and minor/major and tried to use some logic to figure out the rest
    I was so fucked up by those when they hand you that nice barred Am I completely blanked.
    What was hard about 9 and 10? Both were easy Am.  Got 6/10, basically just by figuring out the notes and narrowing it down to two of the answers, then guessing. 
    Well, that's exactly the trick - after all the complex chords in the first part you do not expect something as trivial as a barred Am
    4/10, because I kept clicking the first option. Yeap, I don't know notin' 'bout chords.
    6/ test. Now I need to go brush up on my chords and chord formulas. 
    The answer to no 5 should be Dmb5, not Ddim. The voicing doesn't contain the doubly flattened seventh that makes a dim a dim. A dim a dim.
    1-b3-b5 is by definition a diminished chord. It does not function as a minor chord (despite the minor 3rd).
    This only scratches the surface--what about a quiz with properly advanced chords? 
    Any more advanced chords can just be classed as these chords with different roots for the most part. 
    10 ou of 10. Was confused at 7, I usually always say sharps, no flats.
    Orchestral background instead of band?
    No, I learned theory reading online, I guess I just got used to using sharps and always used it. Is it more Orchestral to say sharps instead of flats?
    Mhm, at least where I went to school. String orchestra taught the circle of 5ths while band did the circle of 4ths. Playing guitar in jazz band, I would confuse everyone talking solely in concert pitch, while saying "F sharp" and "B flat".
    Hum... Interesting, even though they are pretty much the same, it can get very confusing to use one circle at a moment and then have to change it later. I've never played outside rock, punck scenarios, so even though I enjoy theory and have read about it, I never really got to use it in a band context.
    6/10... 2 were sort of free passes though. Otherwise not a bad quiz this time.
    I did spend a lot of time on most of them, but because of music theory 10/10.
    Shit 5/10, I guess I need to practice chord names. Maybe somebody knows some good sources for understanding chord structures? I know, I can google myself, just thought maybe someone had a good experience with a particular website / book.
    The one with the Gbmaj7 stumped me for about 10 minutes, just purely because I always call it F#.
    10 out of 10, although I'm still confused on number 7
    You have Eb, G, Db, and F. Root, major 3rd, flat 7, and 2nd (9th). It's missing Bb which is the 5th but it's pretty common to omit the 5th in chords. Since it is Eb9 it is a dominant 7th which is why we have Db. If it said EbM9, we would have a D natural instead. Hope this makes sense. I'm not very good at explaining things.
    Got it, guess I was confused by the omitted 5th and the lack of 7th in the name of the chord (for me I think I had to be Eb7(9) at least) Anyways thank you, btw I believe nobody checks (or should check) the comment section before doing the quiz anyways, because there will be obvious spoilers
    Pretty standard voicing of a dominant 9 but it still got me. The open string threw me off and I had to figure the chord out note by note