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I am referring to the practice of repeating the root or tonic of a scale when spelling (not playing) a scale. I recall being told to __ my scale but I cannot remember the word… at all.

  • Can you give an example of it written out on a staff? I think that would help me understand what you are asking for. – Reina Abolofia Jan 25 '13 at 5:00
  • @ReinaAbolofia I think e.g. A B C# D E F# G# (A) -- saying that last A is ____ing the scale. – Matthew Read Jan 25 '13 at 5:35
  • I'm thinking maybe "completing" the scale? – Reina Abolofia Jan 26 '13 at 1:34
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I'd probably call it completing or finishing or even resolving the scale. But I imagine the word you might have heard is tagging in the sense of touching base.

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