Texture is perhaps the broadest element of music. Textures can be thin, thick, rich, dark, open, purple. They can also be rhythmic, harmonic, melodic etc. Creating textures is all about combining elements of music with careful choices about instruments and voices: the right notes for the right sounds.
On this page, there are three groups of articles for finding out about texture:
- Use interactive tools to create your own textures and compare them to textures in other music
- Find out about some of the textures in three particular pieces: Moving Away (African), Emerging Dances (orchestral) and Where will it take you? (jazz)
- Explore different aspects of texture from different genres across SoundJunction