Agreement vs. Harmony

By Jaxson

  • Harmony

    In music, harmony is the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing. Usually, this means simultaneously occurring frequencies, pitches (tones, notes), or chords.The study of harmony involves chords and their construction and chord progressions and the principles of connection that govern them.Harmony is often said to refer to the “vertical” aspect of music, as distinguished from melodic line, or the “horizontal” aspect.Counterpoint, which refers to the relationship between melodic lines, and polyphony, which refers to the simultaneous sounding of separate independent voices, are thus sometimes distinguished from harmony.

    In popular and jazz harmony, chords are named by their root plus various terms and characters indicating their qualities. In many types of music, notably baroque, romantic, modern, and jazz, chords are often augmented with “tensions”. A tension is an additional chord member that creates a relatively dissonant interval in relation to the bass.

    Typically, in the classical common practice period a dissonant chord (chord with tension) “resolves” to a consonant chord. Harmonization usually sounds pleasant to the ear when there is a balance between the consonant and dissonant sounds. In simple words, that occurs when there is a balance between “tense” and “relaxed” moments.

  • Agreement (noun)

    An entities to follow a specific course of conduct.

    “to enter an agreement;”

    “the UK and US negotiators nearing agreement;”

    “he nodded his agreement.”

  • Agreement (noun)

    A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.

    “The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.”

  • Agreement (noun)

    A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.

  • Agreement (noun)

    Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.

  • Agreement (noun)

    An agreeable quality.

  • Harmony (noun)

    Agreement or accord.

  • Harmony (noun)

    A pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds.

  • Harmony (noun)

    The academic study of chords.

  • Harmony (noun)

    Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.

  • Harmony (noun)

    The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.

  • Harmony (noun)

    A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.

    “a harmony of the Gospels”

  • Agreement (noun)

    harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling

    “the governments failed to reach agreement”

    “the two officers nodded in agreement”

  • Agreement (noun)

    a negotiated and typically legally binding arrangement between parties as to a course of action

    “a verbal agreement to sell”

    “a trade agreement”

  • Agreement (noun)

    the absence of incompatibility between two things; consistency

    “agreement between experimental observations and theory”

  • Agreement (noun)

    the condition of having the same number, gender, case, and/or person as another word.

Oxford Dictionary

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