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, 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, 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, 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, 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of harmonic progression

1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Harmonic progression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonic%20progression. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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