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It is a type of music originated in the Early Medieval Age (5th century) that was used in the church for liturgy. It consists of monophonic texture, non-metric rhythm, a narrow range and conjunct pitch jumps.

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Plainchant is another word for plainsong, the ancient traditional unisonal music of the Christian Church, having its form set and its use prescribed by ecclesiastical tradition.

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Plainchant or Gregorian chant is typically monophonic. Monophony is most simplistic of musical textures and just has one single melody with no harmony or accompanying tones.

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Non-metric, so no distinguishable beat

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a one line melody

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