Definition of subtonic in English:

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subtonic

Pronunciation: /sʌbˈtɒnɪk/

noun

Music
The note below the tonic, the seventh note of the diatonic scale of any key.
Example sentences
  • The statistical approach confirms the dependence of the doubled subtonic on the number of voices.
  • The subtonic scale degree may be harmonized with the subtonic or the minor quality dominant chords.
  • So the subtonic or 7th note becomes a typical hinge for mixolydian tunes.

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