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    Harmony, the Synchronization of Sound!

    Harmony is that aspect of music which has a blending of notes and sequences combinded with notes of different pitch producing harmony.

    We could also add the word synchronization, that is synchronization of sound. So if we have a melody, add or synchronize other pleasing notes along with the melody, we would have a sound that would fill out the melody.
    Let's look closer at the word synchronization.

    The word synchronizeis derived from the Latin Synchronos- which literally means : to gether with time.
    Syn--together with, Chronos--Time. So for our purposes here, Harmony will be defined as the joining of notes together to produce a pleasing congruent arrangement.

    So, we have established that melody, endowed with a rhythmic order, together with the element that supports melody is harmony.

    Harmony supports, strenghtens and upholds the melody. So harmony adds not only depth, but support.
    It is a partner. A partner that is supporting, guiding and challenging the melody, but not quite leading, Its role is that of a help mate, a part that encourages and supports the melody.

    It is apparent that the tree of music is growing towards a climax which will produce a enjoyable result to listen to , let us continue to the next part, Tone, that which colors and enriches. To read more of the subject, the tree of music, click here that which colors and enriches

    1998 Bryon Tosoff

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