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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Monophony
Monophony is a texture comprising a single line of musical tones: that is, a single melody, or intonation, or cantillation.
Other instances of monophony were the songs of the troubadours and trouveres of France in the 11th to 13th centuries, and the Minnesingers of Germany in the 12th to 14th centuries.
Monophony * Homorhythm and Homophony * Heterophony * Polyphony and Counterpoint * Micropolyphony
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Monophony   (437 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Monophony may also have a complex rhythmic element, as when percussion accompanies a melody in some types of Chinese or Indian music.
According to Adris Butterfield (1997), monophony "is the dominant mode of the European vernacular genres as well as of Latin song [1] in polyphonic works, it remains a central compositional principle." Polyphony has two or more independent melodic voices.
Monophony was the first type of texture in the Lutheran Church Hymn or chorale, which became polyphonic around 1524.
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  Monophony - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Monophony may also have a complex rhythmic element, as when percussion accompanies a melody in some types of Chinese or Hindu music.
Plainchant with its single unaccompanied vocal melody is one of the principle examples of monophony.
Monophony * Homorhythm and Homophony * Heterophony * Polyphony and Counterpoint * Micropolyphony
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Monophony   (295 words)

 Top Literature - Monophony
Songs intersperse monophony, heterophony, polyphony, homophony, or monody elements throughout the melody to create atmosphere and style.
Monophony may also have a complex rhythmic element, as when percussion accompanies a melody in some types of Chinese or Indian music.
According to Adris Butterfield (1997), monophony "is the dominant mode of the European vernacular genres as well as of Latin song [...] in polyphonic works, it remains a central compositional principle." Polyphony has two or more independent melodic voices.
encyclopedia.topliterature.com /?title=Monophony   (766 words)

 What is monophony, polyphony, homophony, monody etc.?
Monophony means music with a single "part" and a "part" typically means a single vocal melody, but it could mean a single melody on an instrument of one kind or another.
The principal example of monophony is plainchant, with its single unaccompanied vocal melody.
Monophony appeared in 1890, as the clear analog to polyphony.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/misc/homophony.html   (713 words)

 Sonic Glossary: monophony
Plainchant was not the only instance of monophony in the Middle Ages, nor was monophony associated exclusively with the church.
In the case of monophony for instruments, not even the instrument to be played is indicated.
Monophony is one of the primary textures of music.
www.columbia.edu /ccnmtl/draft/paul/sonic/mono.html   (779 words)

 CD comments
The connection between drone accompaniment to monophony and some relatively simple 2-voice styles is also illustrative.
This disc was named my EM Record of the Year for 1997, and if anything has grown on me in the interim.
Monophony or not, it is an absolutely central work, not just for Machaut, but for medieval secular music.
www.medieval.org /music/early/cdc/op1-171.html   (217 words)

 Monophony - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In music, monophony (base musical texture) is a texture with just one part (such as Gregorian chant).
According to Adris Butterfield (1997), monophony, "is the dominant mode of the European vernacular genres as well as of Latin song...in polyphonic works, it remains a central compositional principle."
(1975, p.99) more loosely define monophony as "passages, movements, or sections thereof in which notes sound alone, despite instrumental doubling" even if "such passages may involve several instruments or voices."
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Monophony   (137 words)

 What is Monophony?
Some experts suggest that monophony can also be sung melodies in different octaves, with multiple voices as long as the notes remain exactly the same.
A second definition of monophony is that it is a part of a musical piece where a single note can be held alone.
Accompaniment to choirs of young children is often the same melody played on the piano with no harmonic elements; thus it is true monophony.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-monophony.htm   (426 words)

 HOASM: The Meistersingers
By far the largest body of German monophony in the 15th and 16th centuries is the music of the Meistersinger.
Probably the first important Meistersinger was Michel Behaim of Heidelberg (1416-1474) whose journeys found him active as soldier and singer in the service of German, Danish, and Hungarian princes; the last was Adam Puschmann (1532-1600), a pupil of Hans Sachs.
The Meistersinger were instrumental in bringing music into the middle-class home; and they may have laid the foundations for the widespread love of music among all classes that helped in making possible the preeminent German musical productivity of later centuries.
www.hoasm.org /IIIE/IIIEMastersingers.html   (894 words)

From this sense can be derived another, figurative, sense: if several people do something "in unison" it means they do it simultaneously, in tandem, in lockstep.
Monophony could also conceivably include more than one voice which do not sing in unison but whose pitches move in parallel, always maintaining the same interval of an octave.
A pair of notes sung one or a multiple of an octave apart are almost in unison, due to octave equivalency.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Unison   (481 words)

 VOICES-MAIN ISSUES 6(3)- Pellizari & Basutto: Music and Psyche
Monophony: production where the client maintains timbral, rhythmic and / or melodic lines with the interviewer and they are heard as unison.
One can observe in the predictor that: monophony, homophony, sonorous subordination, control over the improvisation of the other subject, sonorous contrast, even figure-background and counterpoint are basically absent and therefore there are not sonorous proposals directed to others.
Monophony, the homophony as well as imitation can be heard or not, as another variation more in the range of sonorous resources of this relational modality.
www.voices.no /mainissues/mi40006000221.php   (7894 words)

The word "monophony" uses 9 letters: H M N N O O O P Y.
Adding one letter to monophony does not form any other word in this word list.
Words within monophony not shown as it has more than seven letters.
www.morewords.com /word/monophony   (145 words)

 Re: Chord-Leading
(1 melodic line, the other parts acting as >>>>>acc.) >>>> >>>>The opposition to monophony and the opposition to homophony are >>>>separate things, though, not the same thing at all.
>>In this sense, it is an antonym to monophony, and this >>meaning is objective.
This sense of "polyphony" is limited It means that it's a matter of fact and not opinion whether two pitches sound at once.
www.usenet.com /newsgroups/rec.music.theory/msg01428.html   (625 words)

 Jacob van Eyck Quarterly 2005 / 2
Monophony was more than sufficient for Jacob van Eyck to fully display his musical mastership as a performer.
Monophony has had strong advocates throughout all ages.
It is that obvious that monophony provides the performer with ultimate freedom and the possibility for personal expression.
www.jacobvaneyck.info /quarterly0502.htm   (520 words)

 Myriad Forum - How M.A. tells monophony and polyphony ?
I input notes from MIDI keybord with one-finger (means two or more notes are NOT played simultaneously), some are two notes on one stem and others are one note on one stem.
When I play 3 notes simultaneously (harmony) on MIDI keybord, those 3 notes are always written on one stem.
If you think it is worthwhile, perhaps you could suggest to the Guillon brothers that they put in a configuration option which allows you to set the time interval below which notes would be entered as chords, and above which notes would be entered as single notes.
www.myriad-online.com /cgi-bin/bbs/YaBB.pl?board=news;action=display;num=1036243067   (460 words)

 Xebec Sound Arts 10-Fujieda
Freed from the bonds of equal temperament, the image of the koto, which had become a cliché in contemporary Japanese music, has been shattered, giving us some foresight into the future of global music.
I have also decided to form an ensemble called Monophony Consort, so that new tunings and instruments have the chance to meet in more promising situations.
While hoping to pass the Just Intonation tunings that Partch worked out on to the rest of the world, Monophony Consort plans to begin applying a wide range of experimental tunings as well as performing the works of Partch, Harrison, Riley, and Japanese composers including myself.
www.sukothai.com /X.SA.10/X.10.Fujieda.html   (1705 words)

 Ratio Representation Project
Partch’s use of the term monophony to describe his aesthetic stance has often resulted in confusion and misunderstanding on the part of students.
Partch’s Theory of Monophony, and his monophonic resources (namely his forty-three tones), are related to the standard definition of monophony, but must be distinguished with qualifications.
The formalistic music of the Western concert halls, in contrast, which did not refer to anything outside itself (literally art for the sake of art), resonated only in the mind, and had therefore lost the “magic” potential that is the basis of these other musics.
www-classes.usc.edu /engr/ise/599muscog/2004/projects/harlan-chidambaram/monophony.htm   (510 words)

 monophony - monophony - Pictures
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 define monophony
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 Monophony - Qwika
American Church, use a descending melody and monophony.
Heterophony is a kind of complex monophony - there is only one melody, but multiple...
voice is contrapuntally independent and equal) and monophony (in which there is only one voice...
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 Art of the States: Harry Partch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Partch rejected the tradition of equal temperament in Western music, and devoted his life to creating a system of just intonation he referred to as 'monophony,' which eventually grew to consist of 43 tones per octave (or gamut).
He moved to California in 1920 and spent many years studying music theory and history, primarily in public libraries; one of his most significant discoveries was Hermann von Helmholtz's On the Sensations of Tone (1863).
In 1930, Partch destroyed almost all of his previous music and began to compose and perform his first 'monophonic' works.
artofthestates.org /cgi-bin/compbio.pl?compname=partchharry   (426 words)

 DIDASKALIA: Ancient Theater Today
The first of these is 'Monophony,' the sound of a single voice, speaking, intoning or singing, but always comprehensible and always faithful to the natural rhythm and intonation of the language.
His treatment of the chorus, however, is unusual, although consistent with the tenets of Monophony.
These are Ptolemy's equable diatonic in the soundtrack of the film 'Windsong,' a reworking of the myth of Daphne and Apollo, and Archytas' enharmonic along with the non- microtonal pentatonic version historically attributed to Olympos in the two 'Studies on Ancient Greek Scales' [9].
www.didaskalia.net /issues/vol3no1/chalmers.html   (2143 words)

 3EarlyMusic : monophony
MONOPHONY - A texture of music which emphasizes one melodic line only.
Whether sung by solo voice, accompanied by many voices and/or instruments in unison, or accompanied by drone and percussion instruments, monophony emphasizes one melody.
A text summary of the clickable map above, meant for web-crawlers and other automatic tools:
trumpet.sdsu.edu /m345/knowledge_webs/3Early_MusicY/monophony.htm   (51 words)

 Definition of monophony - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 The Outside World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When I finish I return to the markings to make any appropriate changes or to simply tell the computer to go to hell because 'monophony' really is a word.
An initial limitation of Spell Check arrives in that it draws directly from the computer's vocabulary, which is never as big as it should be.
Spell Check was undoubtedly designed with more modest spellers in mind who have yet to embrace slightly sophisticated words like tonicization and monophony.
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 Isang Yun (1917 - 1995) - famous Isang Yun Classics hit collection and Isang Yun Music Reviews.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His aim as a composer was to provide a synthesis of East and West, developing essentially Korean ideas through Western instruments and avant-garde techniques.
From the 1960s he began to refine a system of composition that he derived from oriental heterophony, a procedure that leads to monophony, and, in the music of Isang Yun, to what he described as 'Haupttöne', an essentially linear approach, as he pointed out.
He explains how traditionally every tone starts with a grace note and when it is established it gradually takes on vibrato, leading to an explosion of sound, a final ornament and a continuation on another level.
www.naxos.com /composerinfo/8684.htm   (534 words)

By arranging and layering different kinds of software, the project makes repeated computerised processing possible.
The piece starts as a monophony with 840 repetitions of itself.
However, we gradually part from the music, and focus on frequencies that are comprised of the sounds, most intreguingly those gathered live within the exhibition-space.
www.transmediale.de /page/detail/detail.0.projects.386.3.html   (297 words)

 Amazon.com: monophony   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The finest development of monophony in our own music is...
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