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Summer ad Parnassum (4th species Ionian)

4th Species Above Cantus What I like: For as much as I don’t like this particular cantus, I do like this counterpoint. I think it does all the sorts of things that this exercise is supposed to do. What I don’t like: Too much C. I don’t think I get enough departure from that tonic […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (4:1 Ionian)

4:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like the ease at which I can produce these things now. When I started this podcast, none of these ideas were new and foreign but there were a few details that were revelations to me (like not allowing neighbor tones *grumble grumble*). Now that I’m done with the […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Ionian)

2:1 Above Cantus What I like: I’m pretty satisfied with this one. I wrote it rather quickly and things just seemed to click into place. What I don’t like: You see that leap of a 4th that I didn’t compensate for in measure 3? Well I didn’t see it until just now. This is one […]

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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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