Compositional techniques

planing | bell tones | imitation | counterpoint | pedal point | ostinato


PEDAL POINT

The primary function of the pedal point is to create tension and harmonic interest. A common pitch - usually in the bass - is maintained while the harmony changes.


Below are two examples of pedal point found on the CD.

Isotope

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Yes I Do

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