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Harmony vs. Melody — What's the Difference?

Harmony vs. Melody — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Harmony and Melody

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Harmony

Harmony, in music, is the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing. Usually, this means simultaneously occurring frequencies, pitches (tones, notes), or chords.Harmony is a perceptual property of music, and along with melody, one of the building blocks of Western music.
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Melody

Melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. In its most literal sense, a melody is a combination of pitch and rhythm, while more figuratively, the term can include successions of other musical elements such as tonal color.
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Harmony

An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole
Color harmony.
The order and harmony of the universe.
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Melody

A pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds.
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Harmony

A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another
Different kinds of fish living in harmony.
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Melody

Musical quality
The melody of verse.
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Harmony

A relationship characterized by a lack of conflict or by agreement, as of opinion or interest
Family harmony.
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Melody

A rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea.
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Harmony

The study of the structure, progression, and relation of chords.
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Melody

Structure with respect to the arrangement of single notes in succession.
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Harmony

Simultaneous combination of notes in a chord.
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Melody

The leading part or the air in a composition with accompaniment.
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Harmony

The structure of a work or passage as considered from the point of view of its chordal characteristics and relationships.
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Melody

A poem suitable for setting to music or singing.
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Harmony

A combination of sounds considered pleasing to the ear.
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Melody

A sequence of notes that makes up a musical phrase
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Harmony

A musical line that harmonically complements the melody
You sing the lead part, and I'll sing the harmony.
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Melody

A sweet or agreeable succession of sounds.
Lulled with sound of sweetest melody.
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Harmony

A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.
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Melody

A rhythmical succession of single tones, ranging for the most part within a given key, and so related together as to form a musical whole, having the unity of what is technically called a musical thought, at once pleasing to the ear and characteristic in expression.
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Harmony

Agreement or accord.
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Melody

The air or tune of a musical piece.
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Harmony

A pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds.
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Melody

A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
She was humming an air from Beethoven
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Harmony

(music) The academic study of chords.
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Melody

The perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
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Harmony

(music) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
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Harmony

(music) The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.
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Harmony

A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.
A harmony of the Gospels
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Harmony

The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.
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Harmony

Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.
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Harmony

A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels.
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Harmony

A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
Ten thousand harps, that tunedAngelic harmonies.
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Harmony

See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
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Harmony

Compatibility in opinion and action
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Harmony

The structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
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Harmony

A harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
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Harmony

Agreement of opinions
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Harmony

An agreeable sound property
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