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## harmonic progression

n.
A sequence of quantities whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression, such as 1, 1/3 , 1/5 , 1/7 , ....

## harmonic progression

n
(Mathematics) a sequence of numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression, as 1, , , …
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## harmon′ic progres′sion

n.
a series of numbers the reciprocals of which are in arithmetic progression.
[1865–70]
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 Noun 1 harmonic progression - (mathematics) a progression of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progressionmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementpatterned advance, progression - a series with a definite pattern of advance
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Some audio examples have a backing track arranged to stress melodic and rhythmic elements so that when the reader puts the chords alongside, the effect is marked, sometimes allowing for re-harmonizing the same music with a different chord progression, or a chord progression played in more than one area of the guitar.
Some useful consideration to keep in mind, according to legal eagles who are also musically plugged-in: Copying can be detected and/or proven in relation to key factors or indices like melody, chord progression, rhythm and lyrics.
During the trial, (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36611961) reports said that Led Zeppelin's lawyers argued that the chord progression in question had been in use for more than 300 years.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said on Thursday that the riff he is accused of stealing for the band's 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven" is in fact a commonly used chord progression similar to a melody from the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins."
Beginning with a handy introduction titled How To Use his Book, "Songs and Solos" presents its comprehensive information in twelve sections covering history of the guitar solo from the 50's to the 90's, basic concepts of soloing, use of other instruments besides guitar for solos, positioning and integration of the solo in the song, implications of guitar style and choice, relations of scales and harmony to solos, non-scale solos, scales and major key chord progressions, minor key soloing, out-of-key chord progression soloing, soloing over complex harmonies, and interesting quotes about soloing from famous guitarists.
According to the study, conducted by the site along with University of Groningen's Jacob Jolij and Maureen Crowe, who worked on hit flick 'The Boydguard', Adele's cover of the Bob Dylan classic has the right mix of sentimental lyrics, a slow tempo, a song played in a major key with a standard chord progression and a syncopated rhythm, the Daily Express reported.

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