From Latinharmonicus, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονικός (harmonikos), from ἁρμονία (harmonia, “harmonie”).
Latin harmonicusfrom Greek harmonikosfromharmoniāharmonyharmony
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Harmonic Sentence Examples
In Wagner's harmonic style we encounter the entire problem of modern musical texture.
A similar method has frequently been applied to the study of variations of soil-temperatures by harmonic analysis of the annual waves.
We have seen (in the articles on Harmony and Music) how harmonic music originated in just this habit of regarding combinations of sound as mere sensations, and how for centuries the habit opposed itself to the intellectual principles of contrapuntal harmony.
The only illogical point in his system is that the beauty of his dreamlike chords depends not only on his artful choice of a timbre that minimizes their harshness, but also on the fact that they enter the ear with the meaning they have acquired through centuries of harmonic evolution on classical lines.
The brilliant success of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, in which Wagnerian technique is applied to the diatonic style of nursery songs with a humorous accuracy undreamed of by Wagner's imitators, points a moral which would have charmed Wagner himself; but until the revival of some rudiments of musical common sense becomes widespread, there is little prospect of the influence of Wagner's harmonic style being productive of anything better than nonsense.