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Texture Lesson 6
All Textures -- Review


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Monophonic, Polyphonic, Homophonic, and Mixed Textures

The way in which a song is arranged or performed determines its texture, depending upon the types of musical voices which are present. It is often possible for a song to be performed differently, or in more than one texture, by arranging or adding musical voices. Of course, not every type of song can be performed in every texture.

As you follow through this lesson, you will see examples of several of the textures we have studied -- monophonic, polyphonic, homophonic, and mixed textures. First review those four textures here:



Monophonic Texture



Monophonic Texture consists of a single melody alone.




Polyphonic Texture



Polyphonic Texture consists of two or more melodies performed together at the same time.




Homophonic Texture



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Homophonic Texture consists of a melody with chordal accompaniment, or chordal harmony alone.




Mixed Texture



Mixed Texture consists of two or more melodic voices plus chordal harmony.



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