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(@alex_)
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whats the musical term for a tune that goes like..

G A G Bb G C G D G Eb G F G G G F G Eb G D G C G Bb G A

etc

kinda like..

............................D
....................C
...........Bb
....A......
G.....G........G.....G

you know, repeating one note and moving up a scale or something like that?

ill just record something so you know what im talking about..

http://www.murphweb.co.uk/What-Is-It.mp3

Thanx


   
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(@argus)
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So you're kind of using the G as a pedal tone? I'm not sure if there is a term for it beyond that.


   
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(@badlands53)
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Yeah, that's all I've ever heard it called. You're pedaling the G note.

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(@alex_)
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yeah i was gonna say pedal note but thats usually like an ongoing thing and not a constant repeat of the note..

its a trick i really like to do and do it a lot, and i know otherpeople do too (Yngwie, Vinnie Moore) Neoclassical guys.


   
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(@paul-donnelly)
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I think a constant repeat is also a pedal note.


   
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(@jstar)
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Sounds like 101 of the piano exercises I have done over the years.     ;D  Always makes a nice addition though.  An especially cool way to play through a scale and not sound totally stepwise.  

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(@noteboat)
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It can be a great alternate picking drill, too... and you can work out lots of variations (held note on top with the scale descending, reverse alternate picking - up strokes on the beat, etc.)

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