G Major Examples
Cadence Analysis ------------------------
Cadences in music are groups of two or three chords. You need to work out which chords fit with the notes in the melody.
The first thing you need to do is work out the key of the piece. Then write down the notes which make up the chords of I, II, IV and V (you don't need to use any other chords in the grade 5 music theory exam).
Each melody note has to be in the you pick, EXCEPT the middle note of a group which is a scale-step apart. If there are 3 notes which are a scale-step apart, you should ignore the middle note.
The final chord in a cadence can only ever be chord I or chord V. It is not possible to end a cadence with any other chord.
If the last chord is chord I, then the one before it can only be chord IV or chord V. Or in other words, you can't finish a cadence with II-I or VI-I.
Cadences in music theory don't have to be difficult!
All of Chopin's Preludes
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Augmente 6th Chords in popular music
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