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Practice Questions for Lesson 2
Polyphonic Texture -- Partner Songs




Definitions for terms in Lesson 2

Harmony is characterized by pitches occurring simultaneously; when harmony is present, there is a vertical relationship among pitches.

Polyphonic Texture consists of two or more melodies performed together at the same time, resulting in harmony.

Partner Songs are independent melodies which can be performed together to produce harmony.

A Descant or a Countermelody is a melodic voice which is intended to be performed together with another melody to produce harmony.


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