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Cadences in Music Theory
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July 7, 2021 - 6:37 pm
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Well, after loosing power & internet again, today (1st was last night) - figure I better type quickly. (lol) 

FEMININE CADENCE - very cool!  Wondered for a moment, if it would solve our dilemma, but 'Virginia Reel' doesn't end on the Tonic.

Had to go back & listen to 'the Virginia Reel'.  Still thinking 'Deceptive Cadence', but hearing the same motif repeated earlier, but with a shorter version of the last note - got me thinking more.  Now, I'm not so sure it isn't a 'Half Cadence', except I'm pretty sure the last note is NOT a dominant chord.  But, I'm basing that only on feeling (feminine intuition). 🤣

So, I could use some help with this, because if the last note IS a dominant chord - think 'Virginia Reel' would have to be considered a 'Half Cadence'.  



Btw, loved "The Uninvited" and "Streetcar Named Desire" - good way to capture MY attention!  The rest of the video was full of really interesting info, too! 

Thank you! 

- Emily

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