Lesson 153: Using a Drone
What Is a Drone?
A drone is one or several notes that are continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece.
A drone can be called a pedal point, although a pedal tone is usually a low note, a bass note. A drone can also be in a higher register and be any note that all the chords are revolving around.
Some Examples of Drone-Based Compositions
Listen to the following tunes:
My CD Zen Guitar Songs
Most of the songs on my CD Zen Guitar Songs are very drone-based. Our Man in Sweden, Lighthouse, Sensei & Unsui, One Man One Song Part II, Gung Ho, Tilda, Wood Anemone, The Missing Link and Without Words are drone-based, which is 9 out of 12 songs.
I also have a few more songs written in the Zen Guitar tuning that are very drone-based. These songs are called Eschalation, A Major Hit, Moore is Moore, One Man One Song, Psalm #1 ( aka 15 Ghosts), The Thin Line and Too Many Lonely Nights.
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