Creating Tension with Pedal Points (Ep: 191)

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A pedal point is when you keep the same note in the bass while changing the chords on top.

Doing this for a series of measures creates a sense of both connection and tension.

Using pedal points builds energy so that when the bass note finally changes, the harmonies of the tune seem to burst forth like a waterfall breaking through a dam.

This lesson explores how to incorporate pedal points into your own playing.

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