Definition of harmonic progression in English:
1 Music A series of chord changes forming the underlying harmony of a piece of music.
- Often it is as if all the elements of the music have suddenly concentrated themselves into a rhythm or a harmonic progression, or a flash of pure tonality; but such moments are impossible in isolation.
- A melody, a harmonic progression, a dissonance, or another device or combination of devices may be said to give a work expression.
- My favorite waltz of any of the versions is the one in A-flat, which closes this set - a gorgeous melody with a radiant harmonic progression in the second strain.
2 Mathematics A sequence of quantities whose reciprocals are in arithmetic progression (e.g., 1, 1/3, 1/5, 1/7, etc.).
- He uses similar relationships to structure his improvisations, generating melodic patterns based on underlying harmonic progressions derived from Fibonacci numbers and the ratios between them.
- When the progression produced by reciprocal numbers is an arithmetic progression, it is called a harmonic progression. For example, 1, 1/2, 1/3,⋯ and 1, 1/3, 1/5, ⋯ are harmonic progressions.
Definition of harmonic progression in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan