Unit H12 – Chords and Harmony

In Unit H12 students should learn about plagal cadences (IV – I). As with previous cadences, to successfully complete this unit students should be able to identify these cadences aurally and on the page.

  • Ensure students can confidently identify chords I and IV before embarking on this unit.
  • Students should have some understanding of the function of cadence points from previous units, so use this as the basis for learning about plagal cadences.
  • Encourage students to sing the cadence choose the root of the chords, and both descending and ascending. This will help them with aural identification of the cadence.