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Generally, the beat of any rhythmic activity. In marching, a cadence is used to keep a marching unit synchronized and stepping on the same foot. The cadence can be performed through verbal commands with non-musical military units and typically include a call and response form of song or, with musical units, through a drum cadence. Some marching bands and other marching units such as a Drum and Bugle Corps typically employ very complex drum cadences with choreographed movements.

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Definition of "Cadence" by Chat GPT: Cadence refers to the rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words, often used in music or poetry. In a broader sense, cadence can also refer to the natural rise and fall in tone or pitch of a person's voice during speech. In business or technical contexts, cadence can refer to a consistent pattern or schedule of activities or events.
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