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Counterpoint in Composering: Fourth Species

Fourth species. The most problematic species, for me at least, and my least favorite. Using the Salzer/Schachter book made it significantly easier though: they break species TWICE with regularity. The certainly clears up things a bit, let me tell you. I did these six exercises rather quickly so there are probably strict things that I […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (4th species Aeolian)

4th Species Above Cantus What I like: If anyone is still reading these posts, I like the things I usually like, except less than normal. What I don’t like: The range is too restricted. I feel like it noodles around from A – F too much. 4th Species Below Cantus What I like: Invertible counterpoint, […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (4:1 Aeolian)

4:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like the first half of this a lot. I had tremendous troubles with measures 3 and 4 since I was hoping beyond hope to have a cambiata in measure 4. This reinforces my “make a plan and you’ll only have to rebel against your plan” lessons that I […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Aeolian)

2:1 Above Cantus What I like: I really like this one. The contours are smoother and more natural and there seems to be direction and purpose to the counterpoint. What I don’t like: Nothing. This one’s all good, baby. 2:1 Below Cantus What I like: Love the scale descent at the beginning and I like […]

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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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