Tag: harmony

Pedal Point

This module illustrates how to identify and analyze a pedal point. A pedal point is a tone that is sustained (or repeated) through several different chords or harmonies. It is often, but not always, in the lowest voice. Typically, it will function as a chord tone in some of these harmonies, and a non-chord tone […]

Scale Degrees

This module explores how to identify the scale degree of notes in a melody. All major and minor scales (known collectively as “diatonic” scales) contain seven different notes. After the seventh note, the first note repeats again. For example, the C major scale contains the notes C-D-E-F-G-A-B, then repeats C at the top. We often […]