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Practice Questions for Lesson 1
Introduction to Texture, Monophonic Texture

Test your understanding of the material in this lesson. Refer to the musical example on this page and choose an answer to each question. Click on the letter of your answer to see if you are correct. You may return to the lesson pages if you wish to review.

1. How many different musical voices are present in the example above?

A. One.
B. Two.
C. Three.
D. More than three.

2. The example above demonstrates a melody because:

A. Several notes occur at the same time.
B. There is a series of single pitches in succession.
C. There is a vertical relationship among pitches.
D. There are words to be sung.

3. The example above shows monophonic texture because:

A. There is a melody alone.
B. There are several melodies together.
C. There is chordal harmony.
D. There are several melodies plus chords.

4. Can you define the following terms?

Musical Texture
Musical Voice
Monophonic Texture

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