- a cadence ending with dominant harmony.
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In the fourth measure occurs a good example of a half-cadence.
Fig. 70 shows the use of the half-cadence at the close of such a phrase.
It is used to give variety, but as in the case of the half-cadence, is not available at the end of a composition.
A reversal of this order produces what is called the half-cadence, akin to the semicolon, e.g.