Texture and Voices in Music: Definition & Overview


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Gregorian chant was most often sung in _____.

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1. The song Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash features two trumpet players playing the same rhythms but different pitches. What is this an example of, and why?

2. Pachelbel's Canon can be described as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will help build your understanding of the different textures in music and how they sound. You will need to know vocabulary related to musical and voice texture in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on identifying the texture used in each of the following:

  • A Gregorian chant
  • 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash
  • A canon
  • Barbershop quartets

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of texture and how it changes the sound of music
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the vocabulary for musical texture used in various examples of music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of musical texture to answer a question about how these different textures have impacted music from different time periods

Additional Learning

To learn more about texture in music, review the accompanying lesson called Texture and Voices in Music: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define texture
  • Identify examples of different textures of music
  • Understand the origins of these textures
  • Identify the time periods these textures were most commonly used