Pedal Point - A Simple Musical Motif For Mystery

US Repeat the same bass note      01/11/21

New and novel approaches to composition are always fun to explore - here's one which has been used countless times, which might freshen up your music. Pedal point is a strong tonal effect which simply means not changing the bass note in your chord progression - offering a uniform sound with the occasional oddly satisfying dissonance. 

In this video from ReasonStudios, Ryan explains the technique and shows it in practice - as well as offering a free combinator device to make your own pedal tones in Reason. The technique comes from the ability to play bass notes on an organ using your feet; in this case meaning you don't have to move your feet at all - concentrating on the hands only. Ryan gives the example of Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne as his key influence for this technique. Here's that track:

 

About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.



More News: Like This
Even more news...


 


More Videos

Knobcon 22: Isla Instruments SP2400 Updates and Plans Knobcon 22: Isla Instruments SP2400 Updates and Plans 

Hold on, there's more


Sonic LAB: Oberheim OB-X8 Analogue Poly Review Sonic LAB: Oberheim OB-X8 Analogue Poly Review 

The legacy returns


Sonic LAB: PWM Malevolent Synthesizer Review Sonic LAB: PWM Malevolent Synthesizer Review 

Angry little feller


Sonic LAB: U-He More Feeback Machine 2.5 Patch Flip Sonic LAB: U-He More Feeback Machine 2.5 Patch Flip 

Complex multi-delay FX plug-in


Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on Sonicstate.com