[Smt-talk] Gender Terminology in Music Theory

Ninov, Dimitar N dn16 at txstate.edu
Tue Apr 29 07:49:41 PDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Also, one must not forget the traditional terms "masculine cadence" and "feminine cadence" as referred to the metric position of the final tonic. This, of course, is not sexist language, although I do not rule out some future "original contribution" referring to a third gender cadence, which is neither masculine, nor feminine (ha-ha).

Best regards,


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

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