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Texture Lesson 6
All Textures -- Review


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Review Homophonic Texture



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

The example below shows homophonic texture, since melody is present, plus chordal accompaniment. The original melody is present in the top voice, and chordal harmony has been added in the bottom voice.


This Land Is Your Land, with chordal harmony








Pure Homophonic Texture



Chordal harmony alone is also homophonic texture. Even if the original melody were eliminated leaving only the chords from the harmonic ostinato, the texture would still be homophonic. So the harmonic ostinato (shown alone below) is homophonic texture, since chordal harmony is present.



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