Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to polyphonic harmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.
Texture with principal melody and accompanying harmony, as distinct from polyphony. In this example, the principal melody is heard in the upper range of the piano, while the chordal accompaniment is subordinate. Example: Mozart, Piano Concerto in C major, K. 467, second movement Real Audio: 28K | 56K | About this album
When music has harmony but only one melody, we call that "homophonic" meaning "same sound." Some examples of this would be when a singer is accompanied by chords on the guitar, or when a hymn is sung in church. ( Lesson 3, Page 2) HEAR IT