Composition: here are the notes that make your music more effective (part 10)


The pedal tone

What is the pedal tone? It is a harmonic tone, like a passing tone, the ‘appoggiatura’ and so on.

But there is a very important feature that makes it a unique kind of non-harmonic tone. For this reason toady we will focus on pedal tone in depth.

We will learn how this note can change the whole harmonic result of a chord progression, especially if we use it in the bass.
And we will also understand how to use it in the right way, with several examples.

Learning material of this lesson

5 videos 28 mins
1. Introduction to the new lesson 2m 19s
2. What is the pedal tone 4m 53s
3. The tonic pedal tone 9m 22s
4. The dominant pedal tone 3m 46s
5. The double pedal tone 7m 52s
... to continue this video lesson

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