In music see: Cadence (music)
The term cadence
is also used in dance
. Unsurprisingly, it is used to refer to a dance move which ends a phrase. For example, the cadence
in a galliard
step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.
In the United States armed services, a cadence is a chant that is sung by miltary personnel while running or marching. A common United States Marine Corps cadence goes:
- Way back when at the dawn of time.
- In the heart of death valley where the sun don't shine.
- The roughest toughest fighter ever known was made.
- From an M-16 and a live grenade.
- He was a lean mean green fighting machine.
- He proudly bore the title of US Marine.
In the modern marching band
, a drum cadence
is a work played exclusively by the percussion
section, as an embellished way of giving a beat to the marchers. These cadences are descended from the early military marches, and are most often used during parades. They may also be played as pep songs, while marching onto the field, or even as dance breaks during the field show.
There is also an electronic design automation
company called Cadence Design Systems