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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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First, Burnham chose examples that together provide a variety of harmonic progressions, including special chromatic types (e.
The structural pattern of the blues is a basic twelve-bar lyric framework of a blues composition which is reflected by a standard harmonic progression of twelve bars, in 4/4 or (rarely) 2/4 time.
Ask them to place a few stacked fifths in succession to create an interesting harmonic progression.
However, in chromatic passages, it will be necessary to change the anchor tones often, following the harmonic progression.
The three chords repeating throughout continue into a fade, leaving the mysteries of the impressionistic lyrics floating in the air and the harmonic progression unresolved.
The recorded sound is warm but rather dry, which works quite well for all three pieces, all of which are quite emotional enough without lashings of reverberation to heighten the mood; the Debussy sonata's unsettled harmonic progression is particularly well served by both the woody tone of Lin He's violin and the room's dry acoustic.
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.