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Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise. See: noise.
[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]
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Agreement, balance, or compatibility.

functional occlusal harmony

Ideal occlusion of the teeth such that in all mandibular positions during chewing the teeth function efficiently and without trauma to supporting tissues.
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Shi, "Unsupervised single-channel music source separation by average harmonic structure modeling," IEEE Trans.
The harmonic structures of speech and background noise are more distinguishable and more noise robust.
In polyphony, especially in the case of Bach, individual voices quite frequently provide moments of dissidence, when the logic of their melodic motion finds itself in conflict with the prevailing harmonic structure as suggested by (some of) the other contrapuntal voices.
The hum has a simple harmonic structure; the fundamental frequency is near 90-100 Hz with one or two prominent higher harmonics.
Before a discussion regarding memory techniques may commence, I feel it is critical for students, even at the earliest levels, to develop an instinct for analyzing and building an awareness of harmonic structure and musical form through labeling their scores.
[8] proposed a new approach including both the long-term temporal and the static harmonic structure features with statistical models.
Its 1959 premiere was conducted by Goehr's father Walter who died two years later and the Little Symphony, performed here by the AKSO Ensemble and Sch|nberg Ensemble, is an elegy whose harmonic structure echoes Mussorgsky's sombre "Catacombs" from Pictures at an Exhibition.
"I can't hear individual notes anymore, but oftentimes when we were playing I couldn't hear the individual notes anyway, if the sound wasn't good, but I could hear his harmonic structure and know what he was up to, and I can still hear that."
He considers how each song integrates text and music, specifically how the musical setting relates the text through form, style, harmonic structure, or other elements.