Music Theory

What is Polyphonic Texture? A Musician’s Guide

Polyphonic texture, also called polyphony, is one of the main types of texture in music. It’s less popular than the other two textures, monophonic and homophonic textures, but it was very popular in Baroque and Renaissance music. Also, Johann Sebastian Bach used polyphony in many of his songs. So what is polyphonic texture? In this …

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What is Pitch?

If you are a musician, or you’ve dealt with music theory before, you’ve probably heard of musical pitch. Pitch is one of the most fundamental concepts of music theory. Everything else in music– melody, harmony, chords, scales, tones, and semitones– all depend on the proper pitch. Most people think that musical pitch means if a …

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