Cadence

Minor key cadences

Minor key cadences

There are four basic cadences - perfect, plagal, imperfect and interrupted - in U.K. terms.

  1. What is a perfect cadence in a minor key?
  2. Can a Plagal cadence be in a minor key?
  3. What cadence is minor V to I?
  4. What are the four principal cadences?

What is a perfect cadence in a minor key?

A minor plagal cadence, also known as a perfect plagal cadence, uses the minor iv instead of a major IV. With a very similar voice leading to a perfect cadence, the minor plagal cadence is a strong resolution to the tonic.

Can a Plagal cadence be in a minor key?

Plagal cadences move from the subdominant IV chord to the tonic I chord in major or minor keys. It still sounds pretty final, although it is not as strong a finish as a perfect cadence. Both chords are major in a major key while both chords will be minor in a minor key.

What cadence is minor V to I?

Actually, anything to V is a Half Cadence. A phrase that ends on V is a Half Cadence.

What are the four principal cadences?

In such music, the cadence can be regarded as analogous to the rhyme at the end of a line of metric verse. Four principal types of harmonic cadence are identified in common practice: usually these are called authentic, half, plagal, and deceptive cadences.

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