September 21(2) - o Orchestra and chorus sing and play in...

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Dynamics, Texture and Form The various levels of volume, loud and soft, at which sounds are produced in a musical composition Texture The density and disposition of musical lines Can be dense and heavy, or light and thin Three primary textures in music o Monophonic One sounding A single line of music, with no accompaniment Unison When multiple people sing or play the same line Creates a thin monophonic texture Music that moves in parallel octaves is still monophonic Creates a thicker monophonic texture “Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah o An example of thick monophonic texture
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Unformatted text preview: o Orchestra and chorus sing and play in parallel octaves o Polyphony Many sounding Two or more simultaneously sounding lines Counterpoint the harmonious opposition of two or more independent musical lines “Contrapuntal texture” and “polyphonic texture” are synonymous terms Two types of counterpoint • Imitative o Individual voices enter separately and duplicate some portion of what the precious voice presented o Canon: each voice exactly duplicates what the first voice played or sang...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2010 for the course MUSIC 10026 taught by Professor Safd during the Spring '10 term at California Coast University.

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