plagal cadence love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cadence with the subdominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord. Also called amen cadence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A falling cadence in which a subdominant chord precedes the tonic; especially used in an ending Amen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a cadence in which the final chord on the tonic is preceded by the chord on the subdominant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic


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