Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Aeolian)

1:1 Above Cantus

What I like: Honestly, I think this one is pretty good. I managed to start on the 5th (which I’ve mentioned is trickier for me somehow) and I think the counterpoint has good independence and shape. The leap down to E in measure 10 might seem a bit abrupt but I didn’t want 4 parallel 6ths. That E provides a lot of independence of the upper voice.

What I don’t like: I have been told to not make my counterpoints or melodies too motivic. There are many times when the counterpoint ascends a third and then descends a step (mm. 2-4, 4-6, 7-9). That does pull away from the flow of the melody a bit but it strikes me as a minor concern.

1:1 Below Cantus

What I like: Everything. My low peak note happens at a different time than the CF’s high peak, there isn’t a fixation on a specific pitch, good balance of stepwise motion and leaps, this one has it ALL, baby!

What I don’t like: Can you use too many 6s and 3s? Should I be using some perfect intervals to change up the variety between the voices? Also, I don’t have a high peak. That strikes me as less of a problem. My brain tries to put a high peak in counterpoints above the CF but low peaks (troughs, if you will) when writing below. That is my story and I’m sticking to it.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


  • Pages

  • Archives