What Is a Drone in Music?


Drone music refers to a sustained accompanying low note usually played in the bass. Its main feature is that it is persistently repeated throughout a part of a piece of music and is most common in the vocal music of the Greek and Russians.
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A drone is the sustained sounding of one or several tones for harmonic support, a common feature of some folk musics... More »
A drone is a monopholic or a harmonic effect or accompaniment where a chord or a note is continuously sounded throughout most or even all of a piece. The word drone can also be used to refer to any part of a musical instrument that is used to produce such an effect. A drone effect can be gotten through repetition of a note or a sustained sound.
A drone is a continuous accompanying note normally played in the bass. Its major characteristic is that it is repeated ad infinitum throughout a music piece. The note is to be found in many classical and folk traditions, is widespread in the vocal music of the Greek, Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches.
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