Sean Young Music Resources
Sean Young Music Resources
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Most GCSE Specifications require students to have a basic knowledge of cadences that they can use to identify them through the study of set works, and through listening to unfamiliar music, or both. This 6-page worksheet introduces the concept of the cadence at it's most basic level, and progresses through 3 different tasks ensuring that students are able to practice recognising cadences from a score, by listening, and able to write cadences in their own composition.

The worksheet begins with a comprehensive guide that introduces the concept of the cadence, ensuring that students can recognise chords and assign the appropriate roman numeral, before introducing each of the four types of cadence, each accompanied by a written example.

There are three subsequent tasks aimed at securing student's understanding – they are:
– Task 1: To name various cadences by analysing a score;
– Task 2: To complete the last two chords of a simple chorale phrase, using the cadence specified;
– Task 3: A listening question requiring students to identify 6 cadences at the end of a short chorale harmonisation (audio file included).

A limited preview of the worksheet is available from the files list.

It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this worksheet against the exam board specification, this worksheet does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications.

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3 years ago

Clear and nice to have audio - An answer sheet would have saved me time


4 years ago

Clear explanations and a great accompanying audio exercise. Perfect for classroom music and for instrumentalists needing help with the aural part of the exams.

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