noun: something that you do often or regularly, often without thinking about it
noun: something that you often do without intending to or without realizing that you are doing it
noun: a physical need to do something regularly such as smoke cigarettes or take drugs
noun: a simple dress worn by nuns and other members of religious communities
noun: a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition ("She had a habit twirling the ends of her hair")
noun: (religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)
noun: an established custom ("It was their habit to dine at 7 every evening")
noun: excessive use of drugs
verb: put a habit on

"Harmony must be looked at in two ways at least: first, up the score from bottom to top—the perpendicular view; second, along the score from side to side—the horizontal view. Then as to its periods or pulsations—its to and fro, its flow and ebb. This brings us to rhythm and measure. At the bottom of these lie what is called stress or accentemission and remission—strong and weak: of these the bar in modern music is an outward and visible sign of certain facts which ought to be in the music, but which, if not in the music, the presence of the bar is of no avail. The bar cannot give stress or accent. 'Wherever there is time, there must be accent;'* but the tick of a clock has no accent. Hullah (or Chorley) should have said life." "The semitone makes music. What operation has it upon the accent or to and fro? It creates the call, it supplies the answer." [This point, I believe, Dr. Gauntlett never alluded to with me, and I have feared that making no difference between tones and semitones might be considered a difficulty with regard to the scheme. In the working of the natural laws of harmony, they must all equally be employed.—F. J. H.] "Art (grand and true) does not depend upon the teaching of facts. The head is of less importance than the heart. Unless the tone of feeling, the habit and disposition, be well fixed, nothing enduring can come out of the misdirected artist." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Fragments from the Last Note-book, page 50]

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