Recognizing Musical Cadences

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This Demonstration is an ear-training exercise in recognizing musical cadences. You can select the major key, cadence type, chord length, and instrument.


A cadence is a progression of two chords that concludes a musical piece. Cadences come in four types: half (I-V), authentic (V-I), plagal (IV-I), and deceptive (V-vi).


Contributed by: Emily Sun, Hope Chen, and Nicolas Calle (February 2015)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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