Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Homophony!

Homophonic music refers to music of a largely chordal style in which there is no independence of voice parts, but rather a simple harmonization of a melody.* An easier way to understand homophony is it is the melodic interest which is concentrated in one voice part and is often known as chordal music. Whereas monophony is a horizontal dimension of music, homophony is a vertical dimension of music.

*Hyer, Brian. “Homophony”. Grove Music Online. 30 august 2004. http://www.grovemusic.com/shared/views/article.html?from=search&session_search_id=364166576&hitnum=1&section=music.13291