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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000315.txt from 2001/02

From: "Lacy, Edwin" <el2@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] musical terms
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 15:00:40 -0500

> someone wrote:
>
> > My old copy of the Harvard Dictionary of Music (1970) shows
> > (under scale degree):
> >
> > subtone or leading tone (VII)

True, but subtone and leading tone are not the same pitch. For example, in
C major or C minor, B natural would be the leading tone (half-step lower
than the tonic), while Bb is the sub-tonic (whole step lower than the
tonic).

Ed Lacy
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