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.

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

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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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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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.
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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.