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nonharmonic

(ˌnɒnhɑːˈmɒnɪk)
adj
(Classical Music) music not relating to the harmony formed by a chord or chords
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Adj.1.nonharmonic - not harmonic; "a nonharmonic note"
harmonic - of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm; "subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill
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The author catalogues and explains the improvisatory tools used by gospel singers, including nonharmonic tones and traditional ornamentation such as portamento, glissando, and appoggiatura.
When connecting this unit to distorted supply voltage, nonharmonic current is consumed, but the overall situation in the network should improve.
The final section includes summaries of special topics like musical calligraphy, the harmonic series, nonharmonic tones, four-part writing, figured bass, harmonization, cadence and phrase structure, motives, sequences, textures, counterpoint, form, and instrumental ranges and transpositions.
Brothers broadens it to include any variable musical element superimposed on any underlying musical structure at all levels, encompassing displacements of rhythm, harmony, melody, phrasing, timbre, and form, with specific examples of syncopation, substitute harmony, harmonic anticipation, extended harmony, and nonharmonic tones.
In that paper, the author described a number of different tools that were developed to address controllability problems, often inspired and related to other subjects concerning partial differential equations: multipliers, moment problems, nonharmonic Fourier series, etc.
Beethoven himself, with functional harmony available, always introduced many effects coordinated with the return of the tonic, at the start of recapitulation (some kind of emphatic nonharmonic effect--for example, a pause or a pedal point, so that when the theme returns to the tonic it seems obvious that something has taken place, regardless of whether the listener has or hasn't recognized that it's the tonic).
By substituting the above equations (24) into (19), (20), (22)-(23) and equating the harmonic and nonharmonic terms and neglecting the higher-order terms of O([[epsilon].
Sukhushin, "Synthesis of ultrawideband radiators of nonharmonic signals," 6th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory, 425-428, 1996.
For the analysis of vibrational processes of the objects, which are excited by harmonic and nonharmonic signals it is very important to carry out the qualitative and quantitative analysis of vibrations distribution on the surface within a single period [18, 19].
Schaeffer, A Class of Nonharmonic Fourier Series, Trans.
The first movement demands the cellist to play in far-reaching ranges, cover a variety of tempos, and frequently pass over nonharmonic tones.
The theory of frames was introduced by Duffin and Schaeffer in the early 1950s to deal with problems in nonharmonic Fourier series, frames provide a useful model to obtain signal decompositions in cases where redundancy, robustness, oversampling , and irregular sampling play a role [7 - 9].