Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Daniel Ingram is a Genius (Kinda Old News)
Alright, so, we already all know how Daniel Ingram, the man behind the show's amazing songs, is a genius. However, there's been a bit of text floating around the internet since the new episodes aired, and for some reason, I hadn't thought to put it up here on EqR until just now! I have no idea why, but it fits so well on our little music site. By the way, this is all referring to "This Day Aria," which is sung by Princess Cadence and Chrysalis disguised as Cadence.
"The song's key is Db Major. That means that the root chord is a Db major chord. Usually, an Ab major chord will lead into a Db major. This is the V-I chord progression, and it is known as the Authentic Cadence. Now, it seems to resolve to a sadder chord at the end of the phrase. Instead of ending on Db major, it lands on Bb minor: the relative minor of Db major. When a chord progression seems to be heading to the root chord, but lands on the relative minor, that is called... Deceptive Cadence."
And soon after, Mr. Ingram was asked about this discovery via his Twitter account or something. I only saw a screencap of the actual post, and I don't use sites like that enough to recognize it right off the bat. Anyway, he did confirm this as intentional. When Cadence sang, it was an Authentic Cadence. When Chrysalis sang, it was a Deceptive Cadence.
Daniel Ingram, you are my hero.
(I wasn't the one who figured this out, although I kinda wish I was. This was shown to me on Ponychan. According to Sellyme, this was originally posted by Kwulhu on Reddit.)
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