"Pedal on the bass in D- for four measures" example:: not bass pedals For years and years I always thought pedal meant kind of a sustained note with maybe some rhythmic variation and praising. Someone at a gig today told me it was playing the five chord on 2 & 4 of the beat. Is this true? I so by the five chord dose that mean the 5th interval of the chord that the measure falls under? I should know this stuff but I just wanna be sure.