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Awesome: 'MLP: FiM: For the New Lunar Old Republic' by Goatmon
likes this Post written by Goatmon
about two years ago
"Music theory = catching a REALLY subtle in-joke/double-meaning.
Huh. Wikipedia has this to say on Cadence
In Western musical theory, a cadence (Latin cadentia, "a falling") is, "a melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of repose or resolution [finality or pause]."
Finality. End of season. Coincidence? There's also something called a
Ponies teach me things about music theory. Who would have thought.
I think it's more a reference to this
. Which is a related meaning, but more relevant.
Ah yes, the obvious horse pun. Which I totally missed. Also, apparently it's the name of an executive's daughter.
edit: Turn out there is, in fact, more to it. Daniel Ingram is a very clever composer
, and of course he knows all about cadences and such.
There was actually a double meaning in the song. The song is in the key of Db Major (just like winter wrap up and smile!) . That means that the root chord is a Db major chord. Usually, a Ab major chord will lead into a Db major. This is the V-I chord progression and it is also known as the Authentic Cadence (stick with me here). Now, it seems to resolve to a sadder chord at the end of the phrase. Instead of ending on Eb major around 1:16, it lands on Bb minor: the relative minor of Db major. Now, when a chord progression seems to be heading to the root chord but lands on the relative minor instead, that is called a...
Also worth noting, listen to how Twilight sings the last "forever" in the song. Her little cadenza (I am seriously not making these words up) quotes the opening notes of the theme song
edit: did my transposing wrong