This page is not a comprehensive guide to texture, but offers instead some nice simple models that you can steal and adapt to your own purposes. This sort of copying is how composers have learnt about texture and instrumentation over the centuries – the more you steal ideas and take inspiration from other composers, the better you will get (don’t steal actual melodies, but harmonic progressions, textures etc. are all legitimate!).
- String Quartet Textures(try this page first)
- Orchestral Textures (try this page first)
- Piano Accompaniment (PDF)