(music) the seventh note of the diatonic scale
The seventh degree of the diatonic scale. Also called the Subtonic.
The seventh degree of the diatonic scale, when it is only a half-step below the tonic. It is called "leading" because it gives the feeling of wanting to move up a half-step toward the tonic.
The seventh note of the major scale, one half step below the tonic. This note leads strongly toward the tonic.
One half step down from the tonic. The 7th scale degree that leads to the tonic.
The seventh scale degree in either the Western major or minor scales. A pitch that often evokes the qualia of "yearning" to resolve to the tonic.
The seventh degree of the major scale, so called because of its strong tendency to resolve upward to the tonic.