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Questions tagged [texture]

For questions related to musical density and orchestration, including but not limited to monophony, homophony, and polyphony.

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Do parts need to overlap in order to be considered as imitation?

I understand that imitation is repetition within a polyphonic texture...so my understanding is that for example, when the trumpet part repeats the string part at 0:21 in this piece by Handel ( ...
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Polyphony vs Monophony

I am taking a basic music class as an elective and was given a chart to compare monophony and polyphony. The elements within the chart are: Melody, Accompaniment, Harmony, Rhythm of Words, Dynamics ...
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Theories of musical texture

I know the basic distinctions of polyphonic/homophonic/heterophonic/monophonic, but I would be interested in either a formal attempt to describe how to distinguish one from the other, a more fine-...
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What is the texture to this Prelude by J. S. Bach

My piano teacher gave me the following to practice with. It is near on perfect for a beginner as it is only one hand playing, at one time. Prelude by J. Bach It got me thinking however. The image ...