Harmony FAQs:


Q: Is harmony the use of simultaneous pitches?

A: Yes, and or chords.

Q: Is harmony manipulated using chords?

A: Yes, and which are combinations of pitch classes.

Q: Is harmony the older Medieval and Renaissance tonalité ancienne?

A: Yes, and "The term is meant to signify that sonorities are linked one after the other without giving rise to the impression of a goal-directed development".

Q: Is harmony the hierarchical tonality or tonal harmony well known today?

A: Yes.

Q: Is harmony a process?

A: Yes.

Q: Is harmony often said to refer to the "vertical" aspect of music?

A: Yes, as distinguished from melodic line, or the "horizontal" aspect.

Q: Is harmony based on consonance?

A: Yes, and a concept whose definition has changed various times during the history of Western music.

Q: Is harmony based upon the intervals of the chords used in that harmony?

A: Yes.