Sunday, November 23, 2008

Announcing "the Harmonics"

My men's acapella quartet chose a name, after rejecting scores of good and bad suggestions. When we first sang for our families, we found it: not over-used, easily understood and even the web address is available:"

"The Harmonics"

It is a great name for a group of artists, even according to dictionaries:

~~Agreeable relationship between the parts of design or composition giving unity of effect or an aesthetically pleasing integrated whole;
~~The science, theory or study of the physical properties and characteristics of musical sound.
~~ musical tones (or waves) whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental tone (or wave).
~~ A tone produced on a stringed instrument by lightly touching an open or stopped vibrating string at a given fraction of its length so that both segments vibrate. Also called overtone, partial, partial tone.
~~ Of or relating to Harmony:
Pleasing to the ear, a state of peaceful agreement and cooperation, a pleasant combination of two or more notes sounded at the same time, the way parts combine well together or into a whole.

[from Latin harmonicus, from Greek harmonikos, harmoni, "harmony; articulation, agreement", from harmos, "joint", from Indo-European Root *ar- "To fit together." Whence Latin ars, "art, skill, craft": ART, ARTIST]

We've got a few sample tracks up on the site, too. "The"