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Droning sounds simple right? Welp, yeah, but it can be way complex too! The pedal tone opens up a whole door of amazingly weird progressions and effects, and this lesson should walk you through what those might feel, sound, and look like.
TAKE NOTE- When I say “Western Mainstream”, I’m speaking from an American Pop Music perspective. There are more styles of drone music than those from India- I did not mention the Hurdy Gurdy or the Bagpipes, two heavyweights in the world of droning. The bagpipes themselves drone on a single note while the rest of the pipes are tuned to a mixolydian scale relative to the drone. This is the second time I have likely offended the Scots, and twice now I must beg their forgiveness.