reharmonization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ harmonization

Noun[edit]

reharmonization (countable and uncountable, plural reharmonizations)

  1. The process of reharmonizing a musical work.
    • 2008 February 12, Ben Ratliff, “A Victory for Jazz, or Just Grammy Being Grammy?”, in New York Times[1]:
      Some of what “River” accomplishes as a jazz record is serious indeed. Mr. Hancock’s version of Duke Ellington’s “Solitude” is the modern jazz process itself: a complete reharmonization of a familiar song, with rhythm that keeps vanishing and reappearing.