Cadence (music) - Classification of Cadences in Common Practice Tonality With Examples

Classification of Cadences in Common Practice Tonality With Examples

IAC (V-I progression in C Play) Evaded cadence (V-V42-I6 progression in C Play)

In music of the common practice period, cadences are divided into four types according to their harmonic progression: authentic, plagal, half, and deceptive. Typically, phrases end on authentic or half cadences, and the terms plagal and deceptive refer to motion that avoids or follows a phrase-ending cadence. Each cadence can be described using the Roman numeral system of naming chords:

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