Polyphonic Texture: Definition, Music & Examples


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How many simultaneous melodies are used in polyphonic music?

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1. What musical texture did polyphonic music originally develop from?

2. What is counterpoint?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of musical textures. This quiz and worksheet combination can help you test your understanding of the polyphonic texture. The quiz will ask you about the number of melodies that are used in polyphonic music, and the development of polyphonic music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Definition of counterpoint
  • The first polyphonic mass
  • Name of the Notre Dame sound

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will let students use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about polyphonic texture in music
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as counterpoint
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of polyphonic music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the number of melodies in polyphonic music

Additional Learning

Discover more about this texture in music with the lesson, Polyphonic Texture: Definition, Music & Examples. The following objectives are covered:

  • Explore the history of polyphonic music
  • Define octave
  • Identify important polyphonic composers
  • Review examples of polyphonic music