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Area
of
Study
Three

Texture
and
Melody

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Definition
of
Key
Terms

Key
Word
Definition

Texture
Refers
to
the
number
and
type
of
sounds
heard
together,
thus,
a
simple
texture
would
consist

of
one
or
two
lines
of
music

Harmonic/Homophonic
A
type
of
musical
texture
where
different
parts
sing
and/or
play
different
notes
but
move

together
in
the…

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Definition
of
Key
Terms

Key
Word
Definition

Conjunct
Melodic
movement
by
step

Disjunct
Melodic
movement
by
leap

Triadic
A
type
of
melodic
movement
through
the
notes
of
a
triad

Scalic
Melodic
movement
using
a
scale,
moving
upwards
or
downwards
in
steps

Arpeggio
Playing
the
notes
of
a
chord
by
spreading…

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Definition
of
Key
Terms

Key
Word
Definition

Ostinato
A
repeated
musical
phrase
or
rhythm

Riff
Same
as
an
ostinato
but
associated
with
more
popular
styles
of
music

Phrasing
Dividing
a
melody
into
phrases
or
short
units,
e.g.
question
and
answer

Articulation
The
addition
of
specific
instructions
for
performance,
such
as…

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Texture

! Texture
describes
how
much
is
going
on
in
the
music
at

any
one
time


! It
is
about
the
different
ways
instruments
and
voices
are

combined
in
a
piece
of
music




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Harmonic/homophonic

! These
terms,
referring
to
texture,
mean
the
same
thing:
a

texture
that
is
essentially
chordal


! It
may
also
be
described
as
a
melody
with

accompaniment,
since
the
melody
line
is
the
most

important


! The
melody
is
usually,
but
not
always,
at
the
top
of
the

texture,…

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Broken
chords

! It
is
possible
to
play
the
notes
of
a
chord
separately,
one

after
the
other


! This
is
called
a
broken
chord


! Broken
chord
patterns
provide
a
more
gentle,
flowing

accompaniment
to
a
melody
than
when
the
chord
notes

are
played
together

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Polyphonic/Contrapuntal

! These
terms
also
mean
the
same
thing,
but
are
very

different
from
harmonic/homophonic
texture


! A
polyphonic/contrapuntal
texture
consists
of
weaving

together
two
or

more
equally
important
melodic
lines,

which
all
fit
together
harmonically


! A
polyphonic/contrapuntal
texture
typically
sounds
`busy'

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Imitative

! To
imitate
means
to
copy,
and
this
is
exactly
what

happens
in
the
music

! One
vocal
or
instrumental
part
starts
off
playing
a
melody,

which
is
immediately
copied,
or
imitated,
by
another
voice

or
instrumental
part,
though
not
necessarily
at
the
same

pitch

! Usually,
it
is…

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Canonic

! A
canon
is
a
particular
type
of
imitation


! It
is
like
a
round,
where
the
imitating
voice
or

instrumental
part
repeats
the
entire
melody,
not
just
the

opening


! Of
course,
as
in
a
round,
several
voices
or
instrumental

parts
might
be
involved
in
the
canon

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