noun ped·al–note \ˈpe-dəl-ˌnōt\

Definition of PEDAL-NOTE

:  one of the lowest tones that can be sounded on a brass instrument being an octave below the normal usable range and representing the fundamental of the harmonic series

Origin of PEDAL-NOTE

from the playing of the lowest notes on the organ by means of pedals
First Known Use: circa 1828


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