Some Plagal Cadences in 16 edo

Note: all of the music is presented as scordatura – if you tune your midi controller to 16 notes per octave and play the notes shown you will hear the example progressions.

Tonic in root, 2nd inversion functional IV, tonic in root


Major Cadence 1


Tonic in root, functional IV in 2nd inversion, tonic in 1st inversion


Major Cadence 2


Tonic in root, functional IV in root, tonic in 1st inversion


Major Cadence 3


Tonic in 1st inversion, functional IV in root, tonic in root


Major Cadence 4


Tonic in root (doubled “M3rd”), functional IV7 in 2nd inversion, tonic in root


Major Cadence 5


Tonic 1st inversion 7th, IV7 root, tonic root doubled “M3”


Major Cadence 6


Tonic in 2nd inversion, IV in root, open voicing, tonic in root doubled tonic


Major Cadence 7


Tonic I7 in 1st inversion, IV7 in root, tonic in root


Major Cadence 8



Below this point the “IV” chord is a minor “iv” chord – making for a minor plagal cadence – see Plagal Cadence

Tonic in root, functional iv in 2nd inversion, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 1


Tonic in root, functional iv in 2nd inversion, tonic in 1st inversion


Minor iv Cadence 2


Tonic in root, functional iv in root, tonic in 1st inversion


Minor iv Cadence 3


Tonic in 1st inversion, functional iv in root, Tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 4


Tonic in root, functional iv7 in 2nd inversion, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 5


Tonic 7 in 1st inversion, functional iv7 in root, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 6


Tonic in 2nd inversion, functional iv in root open voicing, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 7


Tonic 7 in 1st inversion, functional iv7 in root, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 8


Note: all of the music is presented as scordatura – if you tune your midi controller to 16 notes per octave and play the notes shown you will hear the example progressions.

One Response to “Some Plagal Cadences in 16 edo”

  1. Michael Kasper says:

    Dear Chris,

    Interesting use of cadences in 16 EDO. Thanks for sharing!

    Peace,

    Mike

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