Origin of monophonic
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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.For Every Music Lover
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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.
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Word Origin and History for monophonic
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