Definition of subtonic in English:


Syllabification: sub·ton·ic
Pronunciation: /səbˈtänik


  • The note below the tonic, the seventh note of the diatonic scale of any key.
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    • 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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