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They were problems in monophonic style, and to these we must now turn our attention.

We have seen how the monophonic style—the melody with accompaniment—came in.

The prevailing melody of its monophonic style proved suitable to furnish a subject for the most animated discussion.

In short, his instrumental scores lean toward the polyphonic, rather than the monophonic style.

The reader will recollect what has already been said about the change from polyphonic to monophonic writing.

But that is as far as Peri advanced, and it is as far as he could advance in the then state of monophonic composition.

It is written in monophonic rather than in polyphonic style, thus differing from the madrigal and glee.

Sections 144 to 160 relate particularly to terms used in descriptions of monophonic music.

WORD ORIGIN

of recordings, broadcasts, etc., "not stereo, having only one output signal," 1958, coined to be an opposite of stereophonic; from mono- + -phonic, from Greek phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).

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