Texture

Texture” is an ambiguous word and in the context of texture synthesis may have one of the following meanings:

  1. In common speech, the word “texture” is used as a synonym for “surface structure”Texture has been described by five different properties in the psychology of perception: coarsenesscontrastdirectionalityline-likeness and roughness.
  2. In 3D computer graphics, a texture is a digital image applied to the surface of a three-dimensional model by texture mapping to give the model a more realistic appearance. Often, the image is a photograph of a “real” texture, such as wood grain.
  3. In image processing, every digital image composed of repeated elements is called a “texture”.
But…is there a texture in music ??? I did know it !
Texture is the way the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, thus determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece.
In musical terms, particularly in the fields of music history and music analysis, some common terms for different types of texture are:monophonic, biphonic, polyphonic, homophonic, homorhythmic, heterophonic and additive….Wikipedia and Bach said in their writings.
Too many, too much…how can be so complicate ? But so simple in the same time ?
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