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The Four Textures in Music

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Whitney George

on 13 July 2017

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Transcript of The Four Textures in Music

The
Four
Textures
in Music

Texture
texture- describes the way various sounds and melodic lines occur simultaneously in the music
Monophony
the simplest texture, a single unaccompanied melody
Homophony
where there is one melody with interest with other, less prominent sounds
Polyphony
when two or more melodies are played simultaneously. Polyphonic music also has harmony built into it, although there are not clear "chords" as with homophonic textures.
counterpoint- the technique of writing two or more melodies that fit together
Imitative polyphony- when the various lines sounding together use the same or similar melodies
non- Imitative polyphony- when the various lines sounding together use different melodies
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
Rosemary Clooney
'Come on a-my House'
Gregorian Chant
‘Dies Irae’ (13th century)
PSY & Anon.
'Ganganm Style' & 'Ghostbusters Theme' 2013
Nancy Sinatra
'These Boots are Made for Walkin''
The Lumineers
'Ho Hey' (2013)
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (2012)
Shakey Graves
'Roll the Bones'
Heterophony
where there are two or more parts elaborating upon the same melody. This music is often improvised, and occurs frequently in jazz.
Britney Spears & the B52s
'Toxic' & 'The Love Shack'
Annie Lennox & The White Stripes
Sweet Dreams & Seven Nation Army
Alt-J
'Breezeblocks' (2012)
Dumb & Dumber
Mockingbird Song
Sia
'Chandelier' (2014)
The Devil Makes Three
'Stranger' (2013)
Grizzly Bear
'Ready, Able' (2009)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
'Can't Stop' (2009)
The Police
'Roxanne' (1978)
Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack
Katy Perry
Dark Horse (2014)
MAGIC!
'Rude' (2013)
Mambo Italiano
Various Artists
Meghan Trainor
All About That Bass (2014)
Mark Ronson
Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars (2015)
Maroon5
Sugar (2015)
The Chainsmokers
Don't Let Me Down (2016)
Amy Winehouse
You Know I'm No Good (2009)
Nina Simone
Feeling Good
James Brown-
Play that Funky Music White Boy
Kiesza
Hideaway (2014)
Elliot Moss
Without The Lights (2016)
The Cat Empire
Brighter than Gold (2013)
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