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Instructions

Getting started

  • Click "Settings..." to change the way the drill works — you can control which chord functions you'll be asked (see the groups listed below), in which keys, and if sounds will play.
  • Click "Start Drill" to see your first question.
  • You'll see a blank staff, and the name of a chord function. You'll hear a basic IV V I chord progression to establish the key, then the chord you'll need to build.
  • Add in the notes to make the chord one at a time, by clicking on the note button you need, then clicking on the staff.
  • If you get it right, you'll get another chord to build. If you try adding a wrong note the drill will "shake", and you can try again.
  • Hints: you can click "Play chord" to hear the chord, or "Give up" to see the answer and go on to the next question.
  • When you're done working, click "Stop Drill".

Using your keyboard

You can quickly choose the note you need using the keys 1-5:
1 = double-flat, 2 = flat, 3 = natural, 4 = sharp, 5 = double-sharp.

The chord functions

MAJOR

MINOR

Diatonic triads
I
ii

iii
IV

V

vi
viio
i
ii
iio
III
IV
iv
V
v
VI
viio
VII
Diatonic seventh chords
I7
ii7
iii7
IV7
V7

vi7
viiø7
i7
iiø7
III7
iv7
V7
v7
VI7
viio7
Secondary dominant chords
V/ii
V/iii

V/V
V/vi

V7/ii
V7/iii
V7/IV
V7/V
V7/vi



V/iv
V/V

V/VII

V7/III
V7/iv
V7/V
V7/VI
V7/VII
Secondary leading tone chords
viio/ii
viio/iii
viio/IV
viio/V
viio/vi

viio7/ii
viio7/iii
viio7/IV
viiø7/IV
viio7/V
viiø7/V
viio7/vi
viio/ii

viio/iv
viio/V
viio/VI
viio/VII

viio7/III
viio7/iv

viio7/V

viio7/VI
viiø7/VI
viio7/VII
viiø7/VII
Borrowed chords
i
iio
iiø7
bIII
iv
bVI
bVII
N
I





vi

N
Augmented 6th chords
It+6
Fr+6
Gr+6
It+6
Fr+6
Gr+6

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