pedal point(redirected from Double pedal)
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A note, usually in the bass and on the tonic or the dominant, sustained through harmonic changes in the other parts. Also called organ point.
[point, musical note.]
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(Classical Music) music a sustained bass note, over which the other parts move bringing about changing harmonies. Often shortened to: pedal
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a musical tone, as the dominant or tonic, held by the bass while the other parts move independently above it.Also called ped′al note`.
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