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Summer ad Parnassum (4th species: Dorian)

4th Species Above Cantus What I like: This is my first one out of the gate and it turned out okay. Just okay. I don’t ever recall doing 4th species exercises before, I think we always glossed over these and just talked about how suspensions work. What I don’t like: LOTS of errors, I feel. […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (4:1 Dorian)

It has been a while, I took a week off to do some other projects (mostly sewing). But I’m back in action. Woo. 4:1 Above Cantus What I like: This one is okay. I did some last minute revisions when I realized that the first four measures had a range of a perfect 4th. I […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Dorian)

I started doing the 2:1 exercises over the weekend. Fux is hard core – he allows for passing tones (diminutions of a third) but not for neighbor tones. That hurts, J.J., that really hurts. On the other hand, he is a lot more permissive about leaps and Joseph’s counterpoints spring around like a gazelle on […]

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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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