Shane McDonald Facebook pixel
Polyphony | Definition


Polyphony refers to the number of individual notes a device can make at once. A monophonic synthesiser has only one voice. Most modern electronic musical equipment will have polyphony of 64-128.

Click Here to Return to the main Music Glossary page

The music definitions section is provided for your research​ and music learning needs. If you come across a musical term or definition​ which is incorrect or missing please send me an email.

The What Is Musical Terms dictionary is one of the most popular sections on and I hope you enjoy your visit!

Share This