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Music: An Appreciation: An Appreciation, Brief 4/e
Roger Kamien, Hebrew University

Elements
Musical Texture

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Musical texture refers to
A)how many different layers of sound are heard at the same time
B)what kind of layers of sound are heard (melody or harmony)
C)how layers of sound are related to each other
D)all of the above
2

When a melodic idea is presented by one voice or instrument and then restated immediately by another voice or instrument, the technique is called
A)counterpoint
B)imitation
C)copying
D)all of the above
3

A round is an example of
A)homophonic texture
B)monophonic texture
C)strict imitation
D)sloppy singing
4

When there is one main melody accompanied by chords, the texture is
A)polyphonic
B)homophonic
C)monophonic
D)imitative
5

The texture of a single melodic line without accompaniment is
A)contrapuntal
B)homophonic
C)monophonic
D)polyphonic
6

Performance of a single melodic line by more than one instrument or voice is described as playing or singing in
A)unison
B)counterpoint
C)harmony
D)imitation
7

The technique of combining several melodic lines into a meaningful whole is called
A)texture
B)imitation
C)unison
D)counterpoint
8

An example of homophonic texture could be a
A)hymn
B)barbershop quartet
C)folksinger accompanied by a guitar
D)any of the above
9

When two or more melodic lines of equal interest are performed simultaneously, the texture is
A)monophonic
B)homophonic
C)polyphonic
D)heterophonic
10

Contrapuntal texture is sometimes used in place of the term
A)monophonic texture
B)homophonic texture
C)polyphonic texture
D)unisonal performance