Instruments that produce a drone:
- Bagpipe music
- Organ music that uses a pedal point
- Lute music that uses the lowest course
- Hurdy-gurdy music
- Row, Row, Row your Boat with a tonic-dominant drone applied
- Yankee Doodle with a drone on the banjo
- Blackbird by the Beatles
- Haydn Symphony no. 104 in the opening of the finale
- Wagner Das Rheingold in the Prelude
Also listen to Bach’s Musette in D major. What do you notice?
Compose a new middle section to this opening. Continue the drone bass idea.