Tag: harmony

Pedal Point

This module illustrates how to identify and analyze a pedal point. This module requires the music21 package. 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 […]

Scale Degrees

This module explores how the notes in a melody can be represented as degrees of a scale. This module requires the music21 package. 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 […]