A humming or deep murmuring sound.
That which gives out a grave or monotonous tone or dull sound; as: (a) A drum. [Obs.] Halliwell. (b) The part of the bagpipe containing the two lowest tubes, which always sound the key note and the fifth.
A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
A sustained tone (a kind of permanent pedal point) over which a melody unfolds.
One of the three "tubes" sticking out of a set of bagpipes. These provide the continuous tone unique to pipe music.
A line of constant pitch, or the instrument that plays it. Think "bagpipe effect": on a bagpipe the pipes without finger-holes (the ones that go across the shoulder) are drones.
a long sustained note; usually in the lower part
an unchanging intonation
a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on"
talk in a monotonous voice
a chord in which each note differs from its vertically adjacent note by one beat
a constant note played underneath a melody
a continuous note or chord
a note which does not move up or down
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a universal sound
note(s) sounding of fixed pitch continuing as a permanent bass
one or more notes constantly repeated
A sustained musical sound, usually a bass note or notes. Also, an instrument or part of an instrument that produces such sounds can be called a drone, such as the drones of a bagpipe.
Sustained sounding of one or several tones for harmonic support, a common feature of some folk musics. Example: Beethoven, Symphony No.9 in D minor, first movement Real Audio: 28k | 56k | About this album A low-pitched, two-note drone is heard at the beginning of this example, as the disjunct melodic idea is passed from one instrument to another.
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an unchanging pitch that is held beneath a melody and so serves as an aural reference point. Drones are added by modern-day performers to some pieces (e.g. to Hildegard's music or to troubadour-trouvère repertory). Medieval notation never indicates where a drone should be used or what pitch it should hold, so performers must use their good judgement.
A long held note or notes. A pipe or string that sounds a continuous tone. Common in the Middle Ages.
Sustained sounding of one or several tones for harmonic support, a common feature of some folk musics. A low-pitched, two-note drone is heard at the beginning of this example, as the disjunct melodic idea is passed from one instrument to another. Example: Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, first movement Real Audio: 28K | 56K | About this album
In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout much or all of a piece, sustained or repeated, and most often establishing a tonality upon which the rest of the piece is built. The systematic (not occasional) use of drones originated in Ancient Southwest Asia and spread north and west to Europe, east to India, and south to Africa (van der Merwe 1989, p.11).