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Harmony

Carl Dahlhaus, Julian Anderson, Charles Wilson, Richard Cohn and Brian Hyer

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The combining of notes simultaneously, to produce chords, and successively, to produce chord progressions. The term is used descriptively to denote notes and chords so combined, and also prescriptively to denote a system of structural principles governing their combination. In the latter sense, harmony has its own body of theoretical literature.

Keywords: Historical definitions; Basic concepts; Historical development; Theoretical study; Theory since 1950; Practice

Reference Entry.  18860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music

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