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Arsis 2007-09-23 11:38

Pedal tone
 
I've heard terms like pedal tone and simi tone and i was wanting to know what they mean.

davie_gravy 2007-09-23 18:48

Pedal tones

and I think you mean semitone

Arsis 2007-09-23 21:39

OK the semitone was very easy but i dont get the pedal tone at all.
I had this DVD and a guy was tlaking about it and that definish doesnt really explain anything about what he was tlaking about.

johnmansley 2007-09-24 03:14

Might be better to give you an example. Being the kind chap that I am, here goes:

Code:
|-15-14-15-12-15-10-15----15----15----15----15-----| |----------------------13----12--------------------| |----------------------------------14----12----11~-| |--------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------|


The "15" in the above example is the pedal tone. It also forms the basis of many thrash and melodic death style riffs, eg:

Code:
|-----------------------------| |-----------------------------| |-----------------------------| |-----------------------------| |----7---8---7---8---10-8-7---| |-000-000-000-000-000-----10~-|


This time the open "0" is the pedal tone.

Hope that helps.

Arsis 2007-09-24 16:55

Good Job, thanks. Thats about what i thought. :beer:

BOB_ZE_METALLEU 2007-09-26 22:16

wtf, i was thinking that pedal tone is the sound of your pedal....

JonR 2007-09-28 04:51

A pedant writes... :rolleyes:

Davie's link wasn't quite the right one. The technical term for the thing we commonly call pedal tones or pedal notes is "pedal point"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedal_point
Quote:
"The term comes from the organ for its ability to sustain a note indefinitely and the tendency for such notes to be played on an organ's pedal keyboard. The pedal keyboard on an organ is played by the feet; as such, the organist can hold down a pedal point for lengthy periods while both hands perform higher-register music on the upper manual keyboards."

Guitarists often do something similar using open strings.

davie_gravy 2007-09-28 17:20

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonR
A pedant writes... :rolleyes:

Davie's link wasn't quite the right one. The technical term for the thing we commonly call pedal tones or pedal notes is "pedal point"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedal_point

Guitarists often do something similar using open strings.


Cheers on the correction. Didn't even notice I posted irrelevant information.


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