passing note

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passing note

n. Music
A note that connects two consonant pitches by stepwise motion and usually occurs on a weak beat. Also called passing tone.
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passing note


passing tone

(Pop Music) music a nonharmonic note through which a melody passes from one harmonic note to the next. Compare auxiliary note
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pass′ing note`

a musical note that is foreign to a harmony and is introduced between two successive chord tones in order to produce a melodic transition. Also called pass′ing tone`.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passing note - a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notespassing note - a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
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40 in G minor, level i, the surface, consists entirely of downward intervals of one step or upward intervals of six steps (in traditional terms, downward seconds/upward sevenths), except for two places where an implied passing note (P) or suspension (S) may be heard to maintain the stream of such intervals.
Commission on International Religious Freedom are ''not worth even a passing note.''
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He made no mention of the actions of police, and I think that even a passing note would have helped heal some of the pain and anger in the wake of the vote, that saw 90 per cent of 2.26 million cast ballots for independence.
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And on a passing note, rather than taxing the very rich, appeal to them to donate what they can afford to help their nation.