# harmonic progression

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## harmonic progression:

see progressionprogression,
in mathematics, sequence of quantities, called terms, in which the relationship between consecutive terms is the same. An arithmetic progression is a sequence in which each term is derived from the preceding one by adding a given number, d,
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## harmonic progression

[här′män·ik prə′gresh·ən]
(mathematics)
A sequence of numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression. Also known as harmonic sequence.
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John Coltrane and Miles Davies were the first to make an attempt to base Jazz on modal rather than tonal harmonic progressions.
Unfortunately, Pritchett does not go on to describe exactly what makes the harmonic progression fragmented, or to characterize the sonorities in the gamut.
Skill 5: Improvise tonal patterns over the harmonic progression.
For an overview of the history of harmonic progression, with an emphasis on the history of cadences, see Eberlein and Fricke 1992.
For example, I might say, "Compose a one-minute piece" or "Compose a short motive" or "Compose a four-chord harmonic progression.
A series of performances of the opening section of Fantasia in D Minor by Mozart was used to illustrate how awareness of harmonic progression and the concept of tension and release in music can enhance and enliven a performance.
The shallow structure would then consist of all of the possible harmonic progressions that can be generated from the deep structure, and the surface structure would be one specific manifestation of such a harmonic progression" (author's italics).
Offering delightful visual presentations on harmonic progression, seventh chords, compound meters and more, ETE Part 3 is available for both Windows and Macintosh.
This theory will not do, for in the end, the nature of dissonance is as subjective as "nasty noise," or rather, it is contextual in respect of style and syntactic in regard to the harmonic progression.
Lorenzo Bianconi's passage reads much clearer: "Si ch'io vorrei morire (Book Iv) consists of alternating episodes in contrasting styles: chords, cadences and tonal stability on the one hand, imitation, chains of dissonant interjections, stepwise harmonic progression (up to eleven consecutive steps) on the other" (Music in the Seventeenth Century [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987
Subordinate questions within each section, such as "Where does the first harmonic progression conclude?
Nevertheless, Drake has tried here to describe not just the external features, such as form and harmonic progression, but the inner meanings of the notes.

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