UNIT 1: TEXTURES AND FORMS

    • INTRODUCTION

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      Texture is one of the basic elements of music which describes the relationship among different musical voices. A piece’s texture may be described using terms such as “thick” and “light”, “rough” or “smooth”. The texture of a piece can be affected by the number and character of parts or melodies playing at once, the timbre of the instruments or voices playing these parts and the harmony, tempo, and rhythms used. Texture is the sound density. In music some common terms for different types of texture are monophonic, homophonic, polyphonic and melody dominated plus chords.

      Musical form is the structure of a musical composition. Musical form depends on the disposition of certain structural units successively in time. The main units in a musical composition are the sections and we are going to mark them using block letters (A, B, C…). The relationship between the sections is the logic of the form and can be repetition, variation and contrast, the three fundamental characteristics of musical form.

       

    • DEVELOPMENT

      MUSICAL TEXTURES
      MUSICAL FORMS
    • TO SUM UP

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