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Recognizing cadences

Recognizing the main tonal cadences

1. The harmonic cadences

 

 

a. The perfect cadence

 

Progression from chord V to chord I, in root position

 

 

 

b. The imperfect cadence

 

Progression from chord V to chord I, one of them being on inversion

 

 

 

 

c. The broken cadence

 

Progression from chord V to chord VI, in root position

 

 

 

c. The plagal cadence

 

Progression from chord V to chord IV, in root position

 

 

 

d. The half cadence

 

A stop on chord V

 

 

 

 

 

2. Recognizing exercise

 

a. Exercise

 

Recognize the kind of cadence (eg: plagal cadence) of the following examples :

 

 

 

 

b. Solution

 

1. Perfect

2. Plagal

3. Imperfect

4. Plagal

5. Broken

6. Perfect

7. Imperfect

8. Plagal

9. Broken

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