Test your understanding of texture. Refer to the musical example on this page and choose an answer to each question below. Click on the letter of your answer to see if you are correct. You will be given the opportunity to review. When you are ready, click your browser's BACK button to return to this page.
O Music, Sweet Music
1. How many different musical voices are present in the example above?
A. There are several different melodies. B. The same melody is performed by all voices, but starting at different times. C. The melody in each voice is similar but not identical. D. This is NOT a round.
3. Polyphonic texture is present in the example above because:
A. There is a melody alone. B. There are two or more melodic voices. C. There is chordal harmony. D. There are several melodies plus chords.