harmonic progression

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(mathematics) a progression of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression

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John Coltrane and Miles Davies were the first to make an attempt to base Jazz on modal rather than tonal harmonic progressions.
For example, I might say, "Compose a one-minute piece" or "Compose a short motive" or "Compose a four-chord harmonic progression.
First he summarizes as "Musical Materials" the topics of his previous three chapters, that is, "performance practice" (musical roles and behaviors), harmonic progression, and phrase structures.
Lorenzo Bianconi's passage reads much clearer: "Si ch'io vorrei morire (Book Iv) consists of alternating episodes in contrasting styles: chords, cadences and tonal stability on the one hand, imitation, chains of dissonant interjections, stepwise harmonic progression (up to eleven consecutive steps) on the other" (Music in the Seventeenth Century [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987
Subordinate questions within each section, such as "Where does the first harmonic progression conclude?
Nevertheless, Drake has tried here to describe not just the external features, such as form and harmonic progression, but the inner meanings of the notes.
Perhaps the greatest advancements, however, are the availability of input via voice or acoustic instrument, and the inclusion of harmonic progression exercises.
My love of harmony was born there and over half a century later I'm still excited by harmonic progressions, especially those with a falling bass line.
From Mark Colenburg's rasping snare drum to the lush shifting harmonic progressions based around a common note - a hallmark of Glasper's writing - this was aweinspiring stuff.
It is a large, sprawling work, which uses chromatic harmonies, frequent modulations, surprising harmonic progressions, and extremes of dynamics.
Chopin went on to rock the musical world with his startlingly original harmonies and harmonic progressions, his drop-dead gorgeous melodies, his use of "rubato," his innovations in technique and pedaling, his incorporation of Polish folk idioms, and his style of playing the piano in general.
Modern mathematicians recognize this eighteenth-century wonder worker with 21 papers on such diverse topics as Euler's work from 1750 to 1760, his fourteen most significant problems, his archives, his proof, with Bernoulli, of the fundamental theory of algebra, and his work on the quadrature of lunes, the Basel problem, elliptic integrals, harmonic progressions, power series expansions of the logarithmic and exponential functions, the summation formula, combinatories, the partition function, parallels with Clausen, the motion of the lunar apsides, elastic curves, the advection equation, the propulsion of ships and the creation of accurate maps.