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The same old song

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 17, 2005

In Reply to: The same old song posted by ESC on October 12, 2005

: : Can you analyse this? "You don't achieve harmony when everybody sings the same note."

: I love music but know nothing about it. Merriam-Webster defines "harmony" as:

: 1 archaic : tuneful sound : MELODY
: 2 a : the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord b : the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords c : the science of the structure, relation, and progression of chords

: I am guessing that you would need various tones that harmonize to create harmony.

However, I can't imagine anyone using the phrase except figuratively. If everyone says exactly the same thing, it's not harmony, it's monotony. SS