Chapter Four: Texture
Chapter Four of my book, Listening Beyond Hearing relates to musical texture. For this chapter I had an ex student, the talented Mateusz Gwizdalla, compose a melody which he then arranged using different textures. The score of these examples are in the book with further comment, YouTube links and activities. Hearing the textures as well as seeing them on the score may help students to understand the effect created by texturally treating the same melody differently.
My gratitude to Mati for his enthusiasm and creativity writing to my specifications. I sometimes feel like I’m asking him and Tim Mallis to “Paint me a painting to match my couch!” But I’m so grateful for their willingness to compose and their grace to modify their ideas to help make the musical point I’m trying to make. Also, to Tess Kisilevich who put in many hours of work making the video for me, especially when I kept changing my mind! She is grace and patience personified.