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Pedal Tones

Matthew Brown (9358) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

All right, first off, a definition. A pedal tone is a bass note that is sustained under chord changes. In pop music, you'll often hear a pedal tone used to pin down a set diatonic chords. It gives them some richness without complicating things too much. Here's an example of that.

In E, this is a progression:

I ii iii ii

Each chord is played over an E pedal tone.
Pedal Tones
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