Major Cadence Pattern Grading Rubric MUAP 115 Syllabus & Schedule William Wieland
Cadence
Patterns
Performed
 Competently 
1st
 Semester 
Grade
2nd
 Semester 
Grade *
3rd
 Semester 
Grade *
4th
 Semester 
Grade
  12  
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
  100  
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
90
70
40
0
 
  100  
100
100
100
100
97
92
83
72
58
42
22
0
 
  100  
99
96
92
87
81
73
64
54
42
29
15
0
 
I ask you
to perform
cadence
patterns
at random
until you
play 3 in a
row well.
I deduct
8 points
from 100
for each
incorrect
cadence.
C major cadence pattern diagrams:
 (Most students learn just one.)
Triads
 
V7 chords
 
Full V7 chords
 
Major cadence patterns in 13 keys:
 (Learn the same one in all keys.)
Triads
 
V7 chords
 
Full V7 chords
 
Remember that the half steps in major are 34 and 78.
 (The rest are whole steps.)
Major Cadence Pattern Cheat Sheet
A competent performance requires
  • correct pitches (the first time),
  • correct fingering,
  • a steady rhythm (slow tempos are encouraged), and
  • good posture and hand position (make it a habit).
* I monitor your progress from semester to semester. (I do not hear every key
every semester.) Occasionally I ask to hear a key you performed competently
in the past. If it is no longer satisfactory, I subtract it from your list.