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harmony Idioms & Phrases

Close harmony

  • (Mus.), compact harmony, in which the tones composing each chord are not widely distributed over several octaves.
Webster 1913

Close harmony, Dispersed harmony

  • etc. See under Close, Dispersed, etc.
Webster 1913

Dispersed harmony

  • (Mus.), harmony in which the tones composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave or more.
Webster 1913

four-part harmony

  • noun harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines

Harmony of the spheres

  • . See Music of the spheres, under Music.
Webster 1913

musical harmony

  • noun the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

Open harmony

  • (Mus.), harmony the tones of which are widely dispersed, or separated by wide intervals.
Webster 1913