passing tone


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Noun1.Passing tone - a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notespassing tone - 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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It reminds me of a list of alternative musical definitions such as: cello - the proper way to answer the phone; bossa nova - the car your foreman drives; diminished 5th - an empty bottle of jack Daniels; passing tone - the noise near the baked beans at family barbecues.
But these sets are probably better understood as a tonic triad with B[flat] passing tone and an enharmonically-spelled sub-mediant seventh chord (A[flat] for G[sharp]) with B[flat] passing tone.
The rest of the book builds on these concepts by using parameters such as four- and eight-measure call-and-response phrases, using chord tones and passing tones with harmony, and staggering melody and rhythm between hands.
She was playing more passing tones that were out of key and not letting 'wrong' notes get in the way of her playing.