2.2.4 Comparing notes: the kaleidoscope of piano textures
To learn a little more about the technical aspects of texture and to help you follow them in a score, we are now going to explore a few short examples in a little more detail. This will help you appreciate the range of possibilities open to a composer when working with more than one strand of music, and how those different strands may interact with each other.
The following video demonstrates how the relationship between different sounds can be developed in many different ways. There are a few more symbols in musical scores that can alert us to how the various lines interact. You may have noticed Alexander referring to rests in the video in the previous section. We are now going to expand on how these work.