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Counterpoint in Composering: Assignment 1

The assignment for my counterpoint class was simple: compose 3 note-against-note counterpoints. Two of these are in two voices (one above the CF, one below) and a three voice example with both new voices on top of the CF. The students chose their own CFs for the 2 voice examples and we all used the […]

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Counterpoint in Composering: In-class work

Today in my counterpoint class we worked through our first three-voice first species exercises. I put a cantus firmus on the board and we talked through all the considerations of 1:1 in three voices. Here is what we came up with: The biggest issue we ran into as class time ran out was how to […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Ionian)

Okay, this completes my 1:1 exercises. Next week I’ll work through the 2:1 exercises. I’ll restrict my posting to once a day, I promise! This cantus wasn’t included in the chapter. Instead I had to dig through the 2:1 exercises to find this particular CF. I’m not surprised, I think this is the weakest of […]

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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 […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Mixolydian)

It occurred to me that if I kept posting one of these a day it would take too long. Also, I did all these 1:1 exercises one evening and they keep sitting here on my desk. Quietly mocking me. 1:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like that after 4 of these things I see […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Lydian)

1:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like starting on the 5th. For some reason starting a 5th above is harder for me than a unison or octave. I also like the amount of stepwise motion, especially balancing stepwise motion against the leaps at the end of the CF. And sandwiching the descending F triad […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Phrygian)

This cantus is tricky. The octave leap in the middle, while great for the melody, makes for some real troubles in the counterpoint. 1:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like the shape. I also like that you never get more than 2 of the same interval in a row. This counterpoint seems independent of […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Dorian)

Oh yes, it is happening this quickly. I was surprised, in reading the Fux, at how permissive it seems. I am used to a LOT more in the way of guidelines. Fux is very lean; define the consonances, define the four types of motion and what intervals can and can’t be approached by which motions […]

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