Our scales are all determined by the semitone between the seventh and eighth notes, called the leading note.
But sorrow is not the leading note of children, nor should it be of humanity in growth.
The seventh note of the scale, or what we in England call the leading note, is known in French as "la note sensible."
With the second B, the feeling is to glide quietly off the leading note on to the tonic, making the least possible interval.
It is called the leading note, as there is always a feeling of suspense when it is sounded until the keynote is heard.
The leading note is a semi-tone lower than the keynote, and is essential to the modern scales, both major and minor.
The leading note in "Social Statics" is a plea for the liberty of the individual.
The leading note in his poetry was the note of Christian royalism, and devotion to the Bourbon family in particular.
It is in a curious minor mode, almost F minor, but wanting the leading note, which is replaced by E flat.
It may therefore be identified with the Minor, except that it does not admit the leading note.