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  Texture (music) - guideofcasinos.com
In music, the word texture is often used in a rather vague way in reference to the overall sound of a piece of music.
A piece may be described as having a "thick" texture, or a "light" texture, or other terms taken from outside of music (Aaron Copland's more popular pieces are described as having an "open" texture).
The perceived texture of a piece can be affected by the number of parts playing at once, the timbre of the instruments playing these parts and the harmony and rhythms used, among other things.
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 Texture
Music that is composed of a single line of melody (or a rhythmic line played on a percussion instrument) is said to have monophonic texture.
Music that is composed of an obviously predominant melody, accompanied by harmonic material and/or a clearly less-important melody, is said to have homophonic texture.
Considering musical texture in our second broad interpretation (the density of the simultaneous layering of different musical components) it should be noted that music also has a quality of thinness or thickness, transparency or opaqueness.
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 MUSIC - Music for Sale, Music Code, Launch Music - Shopping, Services and Information at MUSICIWORLD.COM
Music is a form of art and entertainment or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence.
Music also involves complex generative forms in time through the construction of patterns and combinations of natural stimuli, principally sound.
Music may be used for artistic or aesthetic, communicative, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes.
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 Folk Music Artists Bluegrass,Archive Folk Music.
Music may be used for artistic or aesthetic, communicative, entertaining, ceremonial or religious purposes.It is an art form that involves organised sounds and silence.
The rise of folk music as a popular genre began with performers whose own lives were rooted in the authentic folk tradition.
Bluegrass was inspired by the music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as that of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues.
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 The Textures of Music
Texture is one of the basic elements of music.
For example, the texture of the music might be thick or thin, or it may have many or few layers.
There are many informal terms that can describe the texture of a piece of music (thick, thin, bass-heavy, rhythmically complex, and so on), but the formal terms that are used to describe texture all describe the relationships of melodies and harmonies.
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 Texture
Texture is perhaps the broadest element of music.
Textures can be thin, thick, rich, dark, open, purple.
They can also be rhythmic, harmonic, melodic etc. Creating textures is all about combining elements of music with careful choices about instruments and voices: the right notes for the right sounds.
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 Guitar By The Fire - John Tesh, Music Downloads - Online
This Album was released by John Tesh on 08/25/1998
Review: It shouldn't be surprising that Guitar By the Fire offers no surprises to fans of such John Tesh records as Sax By the Fire.
Anyone who liked previous Tesh records will probably enjoy this, even if it doesn't seem to have the special something that made Sax By the Fire a favorite, nor does it have the musical scope of Live at Red Rocks.
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 Passarim - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Music Downloads - Online
Also, by this time Jobim had resumed touring with a large group containing friends and family, and they carry a great deal of the load here, with lots of airy female backup vocals, two worthy songs by Jobim's multi-talented son Paulo and another by flutist/singer Danilo Caymmi.
Recorded entirely in Rio, the record's overall sound is very different from Jobim's '60s and '70s work -- denser, hazier, still grounded in the samba yet rougher in texture (as is Jobim's voice).
Though not as immediately winning as the Creed Taylor-produced albums, this music repays repeated listening -- particularly the extended suite from Jobim's score for the film Gabriela -- and there are samples of Jobim's wry humor in "Chansong" and the bossa nova reworking of "Fascinatin' Rhythm" ~ Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide
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 Texture (music)
Homophony is music in which the top part has a dominant melody and other parts are subservient to it, moving in the same, or nearly the same, rhythm.
Stages in the Evolution of Music -- from monophony to harmony.
MP3 Music Downloads: E-Plays.net offers free and legal digital music downloads from a wide variety of services.
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 Basic Music - Online Music Guide
AP - A slew of top-selling artists headed into Sunday's 2007 American Music Awards with multiple chances to win.
AP - MTV is hoping hip-hop and reality television tailored and sanitized for a more conservative Middle East will draw young Arabs away from dozens of locally produced music video channels that already dominate the market.
Basic Music is part of the Basics 4 Life family of sites.
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 Amazon.com: Extra Texture: Music: George Harrison   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is emotional music, very heartfelt, very beautiful and gentle on the spirit.
This album is closest in feel to the 1979 "George Harrison" album, which is another relaxed and soulful affair.
But when you want to get swept away by the soulfulness and heartfelt musicianship of George Harrison and his closest musical allies, Extra Texture is the one.
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  Music
Music is an art form that involves what are sometimes organised sounds and silence, although in some forms of 20th century aleatoric, and indeed improvisational music, as well as most Eastern traditions such as Gamelou, this is not the case.
Music may be used for artistic or aesthetic, communicative, entertainment, ceremonial or religious purposes and by many composers purly as an academic instrument for study.
The impressionist movement in music is a movement in European classical music that had its beginnings in the late nineteenth century and continued into the middle of the twentieth century.
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  music help - Wiki at Help.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music may also involve generative forms in time through the construction of patterns and combinations of natural stimuli, principally sound.
Music may be used for artistic or aesthetic, communicative, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes.
The definition of what constitutes music varies according to culture and social context, with varied interpretations of the term being accepted under sub-genres of the art.
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 Elements of Music - Part Six
Music that is composed of two or more lines of melody of relatively equal complexity is said to have polyphonic texture.
Considering musical texture in our second broad interpretation (the density of the simultaneous layering of different musical components) it should be noted that music also has a quality of thinness or thickness, transparency or opaqueness.
There are two musical "effects" or "techniques" that are often included in discussions of musical texture although they have little to do with what we have included in our discussion of musical texture thus far.
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 indexmmm2
He cited Jan LaRue, a music theorist who in the 1950s proposed that the concept of musical "sound" be thought of as having three components: the voices and/or instruments used (timbre), the texture of the music, and the effects of dynamics.
This texture is often referred to as "hymn style" or "chordal texture," depending on the presence or absence of melodic material.
In homophonic texture, the concern is for balance between the melody and the accompaniment and for balance and blend between the voices of the accompaniment.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Texture refers to the properties held and sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch.
Texture can also be termed as a pattern that has been scaled down (especially in case of two dimensional non-tactile textures) where the individual elements that go on to make the pattern not distinguishable.
Texture (geology), refers to the physical appearance or character of a rock, such as grain size, shape, and arrangement, at both the megascopic or microscopic surface feature level.
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 Music | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Music is a form of art and entertainment or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence.
Music also involves complex generative forms in time through the construction of patterns and combinations of natural stimuli, principally sound.
Music, considered as the essential harmony not only in cosmic but in human life, has fallen from that high estate to being little more than the harmony of sounds, cultivated piecemeal under a number of varieties: one may be an expert instrumentalist without having much harmony in one's soul.
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 Music 150 Listening Hints
Texture is an element that stays the same throughout a piece in some styles; more often, texture changes as a piece goes on, often coming back later to an earlier texture.
Music never exists in a vacuum; its purpose, its context and its function at the moment of listening are critical in evaluating its effectiveness.
How people make music is a crucial window into who those people are--their values, their attitudes, how they relate to each other, This is obviously true for music with text; but even textless music has much to say about the people making the music.
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 PBS YOU
Texture in music is defined by the number and kind of voices and instruments used in performance, as well as to the number of parts working together to produce the overall web of sound.
While music exists in every human society, its meaning and place is culturally determined and the function of music also differs from culture to culture.
Through the performance of music, memory of heritage and culture are celebrated in ways that relate vitally to the present.
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 Texture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We call the thickness of the music "texture" or "density." To be more exact, we say that texture is the relationship of melody (or melodies) to harmony.
Examples of monophonic texture occur when a singer sings completely by his or her self, or when all the members of a musical group play the exact same melody at the same time.
In music, a texture that combines a single melody with chords (harmony) is called homophonic.
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 Lower School Music Curriculum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musical literacy is taught through the music the children sing and play.
Musical literacy is taught through the songs the children sing, and music they play on the recorder.
In the fourth grade, emphasis is placed on music history and the lives of great composers as well as a unit focusing on the music of Native and Hispanic Americans in northern New Mexico.
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 Music Texture
The element of music that refers to its fabric or the interplay of its parts is known as texture, and this texture may be one of several different types.
Homophony texture is when a single melodic voice takes over the melodic interest, while the accompanying parts take a secondary role.
Musical texture can be compared to the weave of a fabric.
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 Emmanuel Music
The music for the opening was later arranged by Bach for the “Qui tollis” in the B Minor Mass.
The addition of the slide trumpet and the two tenor-range oboes da caccia to the texture later in the movement further increases the hollow, almost haunted quality of the movement.
The igniting of the lightning of vengeance is palpable in the roaring of the orchestral texture.
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 Anti Essays : Free Essays on Music History Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Polychoral music is music for several chiors singing in answer to each other across the huge resesses of the church (Frowler 122).
Homophonic texture is a single-melody with chords (Machlis 296).
Music has been around for many years and has been through many changes, not only in the styles, but also in the way it is written, read, and sang.
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 Study Guide Weeks 8 and 9
Folk and entertainment music and music for the churches continued, secular classical music was performed for the courts and the upper class.
Homophonic texture: music shifted from polyphony to homophony.
Musical characteristics to consider for your essay are texture, language, number of voices or instruments used, the type and style of accompaniment, sacred or secular, the range of the melody, the range of the dynamics, meter, and the types of voices or instruments used.
www.wsu.edu /Music153/StudyGuide8&9.htm   (958 words)

  
 Creative Thinking with Sound and Textures - The Musical Environment
Texture in music refers to the way strands of sound intertwine and interweave with one another.
This is because music from this era was heard primarily as being melodic or contrapuntal.
The texture of a particular sound shape is a musical environment in which the combination of all the parts and strands are weaved together.
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 Mrs. Larsen's Music Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Texture describes the way sounds are woven together in a piece of music.
Texture can be thin, with just a solo instrument playing, or very dense with all the instruments of the orchestra playing.
Most songs you hear on the radio are in verse-refrain form: there are several verses which have the same music but different words, and between each verse is a refrain which always has the same music and words.
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 DISCORD AGGREGATE: The Texture of the Sky Reviews
The Texture of the Sky is definitely full of, and the source of, tension (though, as my wife's response to the disc makes clear, not all of it is necessarily joyful).
The music is mostly repetitive and might be described as neo-classical and is rather sparse.
The "music" on this album is extremely experimental, bordering on the overly intellectual, but I have to admit liking it all the same.
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