Mozart frequently moves out of the submediant's grasp through a descending circle-of-fifths sequence, a commonplace harmonic progression
that "has the effect of divorcing time's progress from human effort-it seems to run by itself, apart from, and regardless of, our interventions.
There are also the cyclic tonal harmonic progressions
that continuously revolve around the primary triad.
The composer develops a fresh sounding melody with ragged syncopations decorated with unusual chromatic inflections, neighboring chords, rhythmic displacements, and elastic harmonic progressions
There are some exercises for improvisation that require continuing notated pattern, but there are no exercises for improvising melodies above harmonic progressions
indicated by Roman numerals.
It's not always perfect - the harmonic progressions
can be, I would say, sometimes not very well defined - but it's very interesting.
First, on page 188, Ball writes: "Until around the middle of the nineteenth century, harmonic progressions
in Western classical music tended to be rather formulaic and conservative.
In his first volume (1993), Reilly discussed basic voicing principles, harmonic progressions
and the form of several Evans' compositions.
As with any good entertainment, comic timing is imperative and Egarr's flexible sense of momentum along with interesting rhythmic divisions and some unorthodox harmonic progressions
in the cadenzas served as just-deserts to Handel's rather provocative stipulation of 'ad libitum' in the Organ Concerto Op.
His analyses are concerned with formal layout, rhyme schemes, harmonic progressions
and organization, lead vocal melody, guitar tuning, text-music correspondence, and, to a lesser extent, musical texture, and backing vocals.
There is a nice range of unusual harmonic progressions
, chord structures and pianistic techniques.