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monophonic

1. (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound) using only one channel between source and loudspeaker
2. Music of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic line

monophonic

(1) Also called "mono" and "monaural," it refers to the reproduction of sound using a single channel. Contrast with stereophonic.

(2) Playing only one note at a time. Contrast with polyphonic.
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If some of Nigrin's contemporaries did embark upon music printing, they mainly produced prints with dominant text typesetting supplemented with shorter music notation typesetting of a monophonic song, whereas Nigrin mastered the production of extensive vocal polyphony prints, which required greater professional skills, as well as a larger stock of music notation types.
In articulating his theory of "cantometrics," a music analysis system for understanding and classifying types of cultures, Alan Lomax argued that if a culture uses monophonic texture (i.
Each minute's worth of those sound-bytes (sorry--couldn't resist) in a single monophonic audio channel consumes 5MB of storage space.
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The way the prices are dropping, "in a few years Toshiba would have to be giving our low-end models away for free," said Toshi Ishiwatari, manager of market and product management, VCR, on the continuing nose-dive pricing on two-head and monophonic four-head is taking.
146 (New York, Broude Brothers) and the 1991 first edition of the monophonic songs from this musical version of the Roman de Fauvel by Rosenberg and Tischler, a team which had already proved itself with the trouvere anthology Chanter m'estuet.
No compression is applied to the left-and-right (mono) signal in order to ensure compatibility with the millions of monophonic TV sets now in use.
1150-1300, monophonic songs in particular, have been so far neglected by musicological inquiry, in contrast with the greater consideration accorded to polyphonic music from the same period and provenance.
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The listener is thus guided through the Apocalypse events by means of a number of forms--conductus, motet, offertory, antiphon, introit, canticum, the sequence Dies irae, monophonic and polyphonic female chant.
The Greek Orthodox Church applies up to this day a special neumatic notation, apt to its vocal and monophonic as a rule chant.
He addresses the philosophical foundations of music and the proliferation of polyphony in Tuscany during the thirteenth century, how polyphony distinguishes the environment of Paradiso from the monophonic Purgatorio, Dante's treatment of music of the spheres, and how music becomes the medium through which beatitude is delivered.