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leading note

n
1. (Music, other) another word for subtonic
2. (Music, other) (esp in cadences) a note, usually the subtonic of a scale, that tends most naturally to resolve to the note lying one semitone above it
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Using HTC Scribe Technology* and the HTC Scribe* digital pen (sold separately), HTC EVO View 4G, when combined with Evernote*, a leading notes application and service, gives students the ability to capture and make notes on Web pages, ebooks, PDF documents and more, in an easy and natural way.
(Just for the sake of completeness--as even higher purging comes at the end with a two-note motif from the soprano, which turns into E through the ordinary cadence progression V-VIII." "Our ears are so accustomed to tempered tuning that they react to detuned intervals with a desire to put them right, to get to proper tuning--the detuned tones then function like the leading notes in classical-romantic harmony.
Also, my cycle of fifths and symmetrical tetrachord are as powerful a preparation of D as the structures proposed by Wilson, who is more interested in the motif of a step and certain fixed pitch associations between C and C[sharp], and G, C[sharp] and G[sharp], without relating these to a larger framework (beyond recognizing C and C[sharp] as competing leading notes to D).
An extension of this 'opposition' between C and C[sharp] as alternative leading notes is apparent in the final stages of the movement, notably in bars 48-49, where C7 overlays C[sharp] major.(32) Through the motion of C down to B, this chord can be made entirely octatonic, which happens in bar 49.
When the goal D is reached in bar 20, the lower three string parts in bars 20-24 are D Myxolydian with 9-8 and 4-3 suspensions and, typically, the flattened leading note (C) and its triad.