plagal cadence definition

  • noun:
    • A cadence aided by the subdominant chord straight away preceding the tonic chord. Also referred to as amen cadence.
    • A falling cadence where a subdominant chord precedes the tonic; especially used in an ending Amen.
    • a cadence (usually closing chapel songs) where the chord for the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
  • adjective:
    • a cadence where the last chord on the tonic is preceded by the chord regarding the subdominant.

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