Harmony in the musical sense is the simultaneous playing or singing of notes chords that produces something that is pleasant and pleasing to the ear.
When musicians and singers aren’t playing together you can hear it straight away, the discordant voice or instrument rises above and can cause you to physically grimace. Playing in a band situation is often a case of ‘less is more’, but some from there insecurity, or sometimes pride, want to keep on playing as they feel the ‘must’ be heard. This is not harmony.
It is all very similar to what Paul is saying here and the musical comparison works very well to help understand the dynamics of relationships with one another.
Harmony begins with listening to one another. In a musical context you have to listen to be able to harmonise. If you don’t know what key the music is in you are going to immediately sound discordant. If you don’t listen to the dynamics of the song being played you will either miss the opportunity to step on the gas or look like a prima-donna with your guitar/drum/vocal solo. You have to listen to feel where the music is going, whether it is loud … Read More »