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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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(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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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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|Noun||1.||passing note - a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes|
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