4. Changing the Tune: The First Use of Polyphony
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4. 4. Changing the Tune: The First Use of Polyphony
Polyphony? It's as simple as two or more lines of music playing at the same time, weaving together to create a piece. It's the opposite of 'monophony', where there's just one line of music, or 'homophony', which is usually one tune accompanied by chords.