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Summer ad Parnassum (4th species: Phrygian)

4th Species Above Cantus What I like: First of all, I like that I did these Phrygian and Dorian examples while waiting out a delay in the Milwaukee airport last week. That really boosts the geek factor. With the Phrygian cantus, the octave leap has always been a problem for me. This species made it […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (4:1 Phrygian)

4:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like stepwise motion and this thing has two, count them TWO full octave scale runs. And a cambiata. The few leaps that happen are well timed and quite refreshing. What I don’t like: Are these scales signaling a lack of creativity? I think I need more skips to […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Phrygian)

2:1 Above Cantus What I like: Everything. This one is good stuff. I especially like that my range is from F to F even though the tonic is E. Little things make me happy. What I don’t like: Might be a few too many Es in there. 2:1 Below Cantus What I like: I like […]

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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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