• Guerino Mazzola
Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


Cadences are shorthand representations of tonalities. (We do not discuss the other meanings—e.g., the solo cadence in the sense of a concert climax|of this typically homonymic term.) There is a variety of approaches to realize such a representation. We give an explicit definition of the concept of a cadence with respect to varied addresses and ambient spaces. In particular, we present the very classical cadences, those related to self-addressed function theory, and more exotic self-addressed cadences which relate to symmetries rather than to tones or sets of such objects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
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  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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