At 10:15 AM 12/8/96 -0500, you wrote:
>By harmony, *I* mean that you can sound the parts together (as many parts
>as you can get to work this way) *without* producing "beats", that wonky,
>wavery sound you get when one or more of the parts *isn't* going at a
>frequency that reinforces the others.
Ah, but that's a narrow, ethnocentric view of harmony. In the Balkans, they
have traditions of singing in parallel minor seconds--that produces a lot of
beats but that's what *they* like. In Inuit so-called "throat games," which
are a widespread form of social singing, partners sing into each other's
mouth to play with beats and echo effects. To each his/her own.
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