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B3. Composition Cadences Exercises

Grade 6 Music Theory - Composition Lesson 3: Cadences - Exercises

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1. Give the name (e.g. “perfect”, “plagal” etc.) of these cadences:

  1. V-vi
  2. I-V
  3. Vb-i
  4. vi-V
  5. iv-i
  6. V-I
  7. ii-V


2. Which chord is implied in each of these bars of melody? State the key (you are told whether it’s major or minor), the chord in Roman numerals (e.g. V) and the letter name of the chord (e.g. C major). Name one chord only, per stave.







3. Each of the following melodies has a two-chord cadence, indicated by the brackets. State the chords implied in the bars as Roman numerals (e.g. V) and give the name of the cadence (e.g. “plagal”). (Each cadence contains two chords.)

a. (Eb major)


b. (Ab major)


c. (E major)


d. (Bb minor)


e. (A minor)





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