harmonic progression

noun

Definition of harmonic progression

: a sequence of numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression

Examples of harmonic progression in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The harmonic progression is difficult to pin down as major or minor, but there is an unmistakable dark and menacing quality to the music. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Nirvana land on surprising top 10 scariest songs of all time list," 31 Oct. 2019 But the rest of the music breathes a highly individual romanticism filled with a lyrical ease, bold harmonic progressions and other wonders that look ahead to Anton Bruckner’s sacred choral works. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Under Muti's baton, CSO Chorus delivers fervent, sensitive reading of Schubert's Mass in E flat," 23 Mar. 2018 But the rest of the music breathes a highly individual romanticism filled with a lyrical ease, bold harmonic progressions and other wonders that look ahead to Anton Bruckner’s sacred choral works. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Under Muti's baton, CSO Chorus delivers fervent, sensitive reading of Schubert's Mass in E flat," 23 Mar. 2018 David Charles Abell favored quick tempos, which sometimes glossed over instrumental sonorities or trenchant harmonic progressions that, when brought out, are great clues to story and character. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "O17's Magic Flute - Mozart by way of Monty Python and Edward Gorey," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of harmonic progression

1671, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2019

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“Harmonic progression.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonic%20progression. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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