perfect cadence


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perfect cadence

where the dominant passes into the harmony of the tonic chord. [Music: Thompson, 333]
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She wound up the crowd and with perfect cadence introduced the candidate, after admitting that at this third event, she was "getting to like this.
The teeming favelas are a shock to foreign visitors, but the discipline of performing in perfect cadence is obviously a federating experience for people from all walks of life.
Now on his mid eighties, Bebo shares with us a perfect cadence and sensitivity with each key of his piano; a perfect balance of expression and technique.