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Summer ad Parnassum (4th Species: Mixolydian)

4th Species Above Cantus What I like: This one is pretty mundane, save for the m6 leap in measure 9. I’m always happy when I can arpeggiate a triad that isn’t on tonic. What I don’t like: Too much descending stepwise motion all between A and E in the first 2/3rd of this. It is […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (4:1 Mixolydian)

4:1 Above Cantus What I like: Well, it won’t cause the Earth to crash into the Sun. I like that I’m using more leaps and being almost cavalier about it. What I don’t like: I like the terraced steps of the opening being stitched together by the long descent in measure 4-6.┬áThere is a battuta […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Mixolydian)

2:1 Above Cantus What I like: This one has a more generic arch shape that works nicely. I feel like the leaps are well compensated and, while there are gaps, those gaps are filled in rather nicely. I also like that my peak note is dissonant to tonic. ┬áThat makes me happy. What I don’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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