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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, , , …

harmon′ic progres′sion


n.
a series of numbers the reciprocals of which are in arithmetic progression.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.harmonic progression - (mathematics) a progression of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
patterned advance, progression - a series with a definite pattern of advance
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Bach's chorales always have four voice, each with their own melodic line, creating a rich harmonic progression when played together.
This technique enabled me to use chords from both modes of the E minor and E major keys to enrich the harmonic progression. As for bars five, six, seven, eight, and nine, I constructed the chords' voicing in a parallel motion following the E Lydian mode (16).
Is not Beethoven's dominant-to-tonic harmonic progression the same as that used by countless of his contemporaries?
Two Bach chorale preludes were well contrasted, "O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross" ruminatively displaying Trotter's feel for harmonic progression, "O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig" fluid and well-layered.
Here I focus just on the harmonic progression, not the method of technical progression.
Berg pushes everything together so that rather than having time for a harmonic progression to develop, it takes place in one bar." With atonal works, he says, extra preparation is key.
The song examples are presented first as a written melody, then written with chord and harmonic progression analysis.
The fascination in the piece was the slow movement, a merging of chaconnes - pieces built on the same harmonic progression -except there were several moving at once, which kept listeners busy.
This is a hallmark of Higdon's music, who like many postmodernists of her generation (Michael Torke and Christopher Theofanidis come to mind) place more emphasis on timbre and rhythm than on thematic development and harmonic progression.
It operates as a structuring motif threading together the three novels in the trilogy, as it allows for harmonic progression between calls and responses, or calls and silences, in the text.
As conceptually prior, the harmonic progression thus also curiously recedes from earshot while the manner of its unfolding comes forward.
A second example of useless botching appears in bars 189-93 of the third movement, where the original presents no problems whatever, while the editor has transformed it into an impossible harmonic progression. Ex.