# 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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Then, I concluded the harmonic progression in section B with a Dmin7(b6) chord from bar 58 to bar 65.
Without wanting to reduce the many extraordinary and often puzzling ways of hearing the harmonic progression of Nyamaropa to an essential property, Example 28 illustrates a way of constructing the series of dyads.
Unfortunately, Pritchett does not go on to describe exactly what makes the harmonic progression fragmented, or to characterize the sonorities in the gamut.
First, Burnham chose examples that together provide a variety of harmonic progressions, including special chromatic types (e.g., augmented sixths, reinterpretation of diminished-seventh chords, and sequences involving dominant sevenths).
Skill 5: Improvise tonal patterns over the harmonic progression.
(14.)For an overview of the history of harmonic progression, with an emphasis on the history of cadences, see Eberlein and Fricke 1992.
Drawing out interconnections between phrasing, meter, voice-leading, and harmonic progression. Helbing's spiral proves to be a simple but powerful metaphor for the subtlety and intensity of the work's expressive logic.
Ask them to place a few stacked fifths in succession to create an interesting harmonic progression.
* instances in which the band was elasticizing (or suppressing) the harmonic progression, withholding the crucial musical cues that make apparent the hypermeter and larger divisions of tune form;
Each of these pieces provide a unique glimpse into Hersch's musical style: "Nocturne," a sophisticated sound esthetic and linear control; "Little Spinning Song," the primacy of outer-voice counterpoint and its influence on the resulting nontonal harmonic progression; and, "Chorinho," a characteristic left-hand accompaniment and the role of invertible counterpoint in generating tuneful melodies.
However, in chromatic passages, it will be necessary to change the anchor tones often, following the 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.

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