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Flashcards in Texture Deck (6)
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Monophony

- One melodic line, unaccompanied.
- Like all textures, can be used consistently, or to create contrast.

2

Homophony

- One melodic focus, the parts subordinate.
- All moving in same rhythm, or single melody with chordal or patterned accompaniment.

3

Polyphony

- Polyphony as opposed to monophony (homophony is a type of polyphony under this definition).
- Specifically, as a texture in which two or more melodies sound simultaneously.
- Polyphonic music is contrapuntal.

4

Polyphonic music is ___.

Contrapuntal.

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Imitative Polyphony

Copies same melody at different time.

6

Non-Imitative Polyphony

Does not copy same melody.

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