[Smt-talk] Nature and Labeling of the Cadential Six-Four

Ninov, Dimitar N dn16 at txstate.edu
Mon Feb 13 11:09:46 PST 2012

Dear Dona,

You say: The cadential 6/4
> When the bass ascends the scale from T through S to D, it makes  
> little sense to me that, upon reaching the ^5,
> the other voices would sound T above it. This reminds me of Terry  
> Southern's '60s satirical novelette, "Candy":
> An American young woman travels to Tibet seeking a guru. Upon  
> reaching the top of his mountain and meeting
> him face to face, she exclaims, "Daddy!"
I have a question for you. When a passage unfolds over a pedal point (T or D) do you only hear one single function throughout? Do you not recognize bi-functionality per se?


Dr. Dimitar Ninov, Lecturer
School of Music
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666

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