Deceptive cadence


A chord progression where the dominant chord is followed by a chord other than the tonic chord usually the sixth chord or superdominant chord or submediant chord ( V-VI), but sometimes something else. The " V" represents the chord based on the fifth step of the scale and the " VI " represents the chord based on the sixth step of the scale. The dominant to superdominant progression ( V-VI) is deceptive to the listener, because the tendency is for the dominant chord to resolve to the tonic chord. In the tonality of " C" major, a deceptive cadence would be the dominant ( V) G major chord ( G- B- D) moving to the superdominant ( VI) A minor chord ( A- C- E).Interrupted cadenceWhere the dominant tonality resolves to any chord other than the tonic, most especially when it goes instead to the sixth.

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