I recently acquired a large collection of music theory review materials. In it, I came across the term "Slovenian cadence." Does anyone know what this might be?

Unfortunately, the review materials came from an untold number of sources acquired over several years (if not decades), and there's no way of identifying who it was that actually used this term.

Online searches for "slovenian cadence" only seem to provide results for Melania Trump's speech patterns (!).

Does anyone know what this might be? I have never come across this term anywhere else.

  • quizlet.com/362889948/comps-flash-cards states that it's iii6 to I, in a couple of variations - then again google.co.uk/… implies that it's a rhythmic feel... – topo morto Feb 21 at 22:03
  • @topomorto How did you find that first link? That seems to be the answer, but I still can't find that link even if I use that dreaded search engine. Also, you should add that as an answer! – Richard Feb 22 at 4:04
  • Putting the search term in quotes finds exact matches and focuses down the hits a bit. Do the particular references in the material you have seem to tally with this? – topo morto Feb 22 at 8:05
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    @topomorto I just didn't think to put the term in quotes; rookie mistake! And yes, your answer aligns what seems to have been intended in this review material. – Richard Mar 6 at 5:05
  • iii - I cadence. – Maika Sakuranomiya Mar 14 at 3:19

I can't offer personal knowledge, but this link at quizlet states that it's iii6 to I, in a couple of variations:

Perfect Slovenian cadence - iii6 to I (tonic in both soprano and bass of I)

Imperfect Slovenian cadence - iii6 to I (tonic not in both soprano and bass of I)

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    I'll note that iii6 is this close to being V13 (except no 7th). – Dekkadeci Feb 22 at 16:02
  • It seems to me that this iii6 is really just a V chord with a non-chord tone (likely an escape tone). – Richard Mar 6 at 21:24

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