What is the opposite to harmony in piano playing?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Harmony is looking at stuff vertically. Looking at multiple voices sounding at the same time (or if not a singular moment, the 'harmonic rhythm') and the relationship of these notes & function in context.
Melody is looking at stuff horizontally. Looking at a single voice sounding over time. The intervals durations of a single voice. Though you can imply harmony from melody, a single voice does not create harmony. (Unless you want to be technical and talk about the overtones that it creates).
So in the context of Mary had a little lamb
You'd play in the RH
EDCDEEE DDD EGG EDCDEEEEDDEDC
In the left hand you could play a blocked chord
C-E-G, then B-F-G then C-E-G
These are 'opposites'.
Even if you arpeggiate the LH so it's not over a single instance of time, the harmonic rhythm (the rate at which chords change) is extended, so that the single instance of time is now a measure or so. THAT is the new 'instant'.
- 2 months ago
Discord is a form of harmony, by definition.
If you mean "harmonious" as it's usually meant, which would be described as "concordant" in musical jargon, then the opposite would be "discordant".
- Nicey8Lv 52 months ago
Dissonant music or more controversially atonal music.
- RJLv 72 months ago
It is dissonance
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- KathyLv 72 months ago
Out of tune..........
- HernandoLv 62 months ago
The opposite of harmony is called jazz.
- Michael ELv 72 months ago
- martinLv 72 months ago
You might say, "Discord."