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How Jazz Works: The Super Mario Cadence

Josh Walsh Josh Walsh  ·  Jun 13, 2022

The online music theory community likes to call the b6-b7-1 cadence the “Mario Cadence.” But the reality is that it goes so much deeper than video game music, from 80’s heartthrob rock to the national anthem.

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Thank you to Sir Charles Cornell for being a good sport from taking some teasing from a big fan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Song excerpts from this video are from:

- Brooklyn Charmers (Steely Dan Cover) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
- Peanuts Gang Trio (Vince Guaraldi Cover) - https://youtube.com/watch?v=nF...
- Little Quirks (ABBA Cover) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
- Sheryl Crow (All I Wanna Do, Live) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
- Whitney Houston, National Anthem - https://youtu.be/zCBiTdFLuh8

Social media references:

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- https://twitter.com/bassplayin...
- https://twitter.com/citharize/...
- https://twitter.com/jsief/stat...
- https://www.reddit.com/r/music...

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