Cadence - Musical Definition

Cadence - A melodic or harmonic pattern that provides musical punctuation at the end of a musical phrase. The most common cadence is the 'perfect' cadence - in C major, this would mean chords moving from G major (the chord on the fifth) to C major (the tonic). For more see [Music Theory: Phrases and Cadances] in our theory section.
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