Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: New Cadence Types Donald Sloan Channel

3) Online Reading: Cadences

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Deceptive cadences involve V – vi  or V – VI  at a cadence point

-          Plagal cadences involve IV – I at a cadence point (sometimes called the “a-men” cadence

-          The Phrygian cadence is a specific kind of have cadence that occurs only in minor keys where the subdominant chord in first inversion moves to the dominant ( iv6 – V)

-          The Phrygian cadence involves a half step movement from the 6th scale degree to the 5th scale degree, and receives its name ‘phrygian’ because it sounds like the Phrygian mode which contains a half step from Do to Ra.


-          Locate the cadence point

-          Analyze the chords involved

-          Identify any non-chord/embellishment tones , and do not include them as part of the roman numeral chord analysis

-          Decide if the chords fit the cadence types above

Objective 20.1: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 20.1: Define, Identify, Label, and Notate the following types of cadences (Deceptive, Plagal, Phrygian) in music exercises and in real music examples