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11. Progressions and Cadences Exercises

Grade Five Music Theory - Lesson 11: Progressions & Cadences Exercises

 

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Exercise 1: Questions about Progressions and Cadences

  1. How many chords make up a cadence? light bulb
  2. What is the difference between a progression and a cadence?light bulb
  3. Using Roman numerals, write down the five acceptable cadences you can use in the Grade 5 Theory exam.light bulb
  4. When is a melody note considered to be a non-chord note? light bulb
  5. True or false: all melody notes identified as chord notes have to be present in the chord you select. light bulb
  6. True or false: the only way to end a cadence is with chord I or chord V. light bulb

 

Exercise 2: Suggest Suitable Chord Progressions and Cadences

Suggest suitable chord progressions for two cadences in the following melodies by indicating ONLY ONE chord (I, II, IV or V) at each of the places marked A-E.

You do not have to indicate the position of the chords, or to state which note is in the bass. 

 

Show the chords:

EITHER

(a) by writing I, II etc. or any other recognised symbols;

OR

(b) by writing notes on the staves. 

a) What is the key? light bulb 

cadences-1 0 0cadences-1 0 1cadences-1 0 2cadences-1 0 3cadences-1 0 4cadences-1 0 5cadences-1 0 6

Cadence 1: Chord A _____________ Chord B _____________

Cadence 2: Chord C _____________ Chord D _____________ Chord E _____________

 

b) What is the key? light bulb

cadences-2 0 0cadences-2 0 1cadences-2 0 2cadences-2 0 3cadences-2 0 4cadences-2 0 5cadences-2 0 6

Cadence 1: Chord A _____________ Chord B _____________

Cadence 2: Chord C _____________ Chord D _____________ Chord E _____________

 

c) What is the key? light bulb

cadences-3 0 0cadences-3 0 1cadences-3 0 2cadences-3 0 3cadences-3 0 4cadences-3 0 5cadences-3 0 6

Cadence 1: Chord A _____________ Chord B _____________

Cadence 2: Chord C _____________ Chord D _____________ Chord E _____________

 

 

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