Musical Texture


Let the sounds of music creep in our ears:

soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony. 

                                                                            —William Shakespeare


A look at musical texture

A small taste of the Adventures in Classical Music series, this one on Musical Texture. 
We look at the use of texture—be it tactile, visual or aural.

In non-musical contexts, it could be the feel in the mouth of a chocolate shake vs. a carbonated drink; the feel in one's fingers of grains of sand vs. bread dough; the difference between the looks and feels of wool and satin. 

Musical texture is the quality of sound that is characterized by the number of musical voices and the relationship between them. 


Non-musical texture


Lecture 3.4

Musical Texture