First, on page 188, Ball writes: "Until around the middle of the nineteenth century, harmonic progressions
in Western classical music tended to be rather formulaic and conservative.
In his first volume (1993), Reilly discussed basic voicing principles, harmonic progressions
and the form of several Evans' compositions.
Carl Orff's simplistic Carmina Burana with its ostinato figures and straightforward harmonic progressions
, pose moments of challenge in terms of dynamic balance, in this performance using a reduced orchestration of two pianos and percussion.
His analyses are concerned with formal layout, rhyme schemes, harmonic progressions
and organization, lead vocal melody, guitar tuning, text-music correspondence, and, to a lesser extent, musical texture, and backing vocals.
There is a nice range of unusual harmonic progressions
, chord structures and pianistic techniques.
In the second, Harbison harks back explicitly to the sonorities of late Renaissance and early baroque string music while utilizing both bowing techniques and harmonic progressions
that draw equally on romantic expressionism and the more arid mathematics of the mid-twentieth century.
With respect to both theorists, Brover-Lubovsky recognizes not only point-by-point correspondences between precept (theirs) and practice (Vivaldi's) but, more significantly, she compares the overall set of relationships between major and minor modes, and the kinds of harmonic progressions
that can be associated predominantly with one mode, one key, and one mood (as described in an underlying text).
To take a simple scenario, one might spend the first part of a lesson working with a student on the overall character and rhetoric of a passage, the second on a harmonic analysis of that passage, and the third considering subtleties of character that arise specifically from knowledge of the harmonic progressions
Traditional Korean music does not feature functional harmonic progressions
97, with its distinctly modernistic flavor and skewed harmonic progressions
, retains a gentle accessibility despite its sometimes spiky complexity.