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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.
You can catch her on Tyneside inside Sage Two tonight as she opens for the popular close harmony trio, who are on their Highlife Tour.
Residents are assured of an active outdoor lifestyle, a quiet and peaceful ambience and the opportunity to live in close harmony with nature.
The King's Men is a group of close harmony singers formed from the adult choral scholars of King's College, Cambridge, best-known for its annual Christmas broadcast of Carols from King's.
"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).
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.