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close harmony

Music a type of singing in which all the parts except the bass lie close together and are confined to the compass of a tenth
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The conclusion that can be drawn from this simple comparison is that, in ensemble singing or instrument playing, close harmony or dissonance is perceived to contain more roughness and more pitch uncertainty at low pitches than at high pitches.
We bought Close Harmony from the Queen Mother's estate and bred from her," said Brown, who helped Chelmsford City rise from the ashes of Great Leighs in his capacity as chairman of MC Racetracks before Fred Done bought the course.
Dressed in navy blue suit, white shirt, fuchsia tie and tawny brown shoes, one of the most celebrated British cappella vocal ensemble, the six vocalists showed their prowess in spot-on intonation, perfect vocal blend, impeccable articulation, as they sang folksongs, madrigals and close harmony popular numbers.
He began his showbusiness career at the age of 10 in a close harmony group with his twin sister Elaine (she is 10 minutes younger than him).
Third album from Swedish sister duo Klara and Johanna Soderberg adds a suitably burnished glow to the close harmony country sound rolled out on previous releases.
A double bass then underpinned close harmony inspired by a swingin' conductor.
Everly, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his brother in 1986, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, mastered the art of close harmony singing in his family's country group as a child.
In the composer's program notes, we learn that the theme for Theme and Variations is the old song "Sweet Adeline," perhaps known best in its barbershop quartet version, with close harmony and unabashed sentimentality.
He also impressed the fact that the convention was held in order to maintain a close harmony and fraternity between doctors, while ensuring warding off any differences between them; which would also help in doctors' future well-being and cooperation.
He also impressed the fact that the convention was held in order to maintain a close harmony and fraternity between doctors, while ensuring warding of any differences between them; which would also help in doctors' future well-being and cooperation.
Coventry Barber Shop Close Harmony Chorus will also be putting on a show.