Counterpoint: A Species Approach Based on Schenker's Counterpoint

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - 127 pàgines
Counterpoint is a textbook for use as a stand-alone text in a course on species counterpoint or as a supplementary text for standard college-level courses in music theory. It is based on Heinrich Schenker's (1868-1935) two-volume study of counterpoint. It is intended to help all students of theory or composition to improve their musicianship by examining the voice-leading that underlies Western tonal music. The book proceeds by developing species counterpoint in the tradition of Johann Joseph Fux and his famous Gradus ad Parnassum (1725), but with attention to Schenker's more in-depth study. For the sake of brevity, musical examples are available on the Scarecrow Press website (www.scarecrowpress.com), rather than within the text itself. Everyone from beginning music theory students to composers to graduate composition students will greatly benefit from the methods presented here. Rather than actually teaching a student to compose, working through these exercises will improve musicianship as it applies to both composition and understanding music theory.
 

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Exercise Writing and the Cantus Firmus
3
TwoPart First Species Note Against Note
9
TwoPart Second Species Two Notes Against One
17
TwoPart Third Species Four Notes Against One
23
TwoPart Fourth Species Syncopation
29
TwoPart Fifth Species Mixed Counterpoint
36
ThreePart Counterpoint
41
ThreePart First Species
43
Free Composition
85
Modulation Cadences to New Key Centers
87
TwoPart Free Counterpoint to the First Cadence
91
More on Imitation First Piece
95
Invertible Counterpoint Octave
98
More on Invertible Counterpoint
101
Appendices
105
FourPart First Species
107

ThreePart Second Species
52
Combined Counterpoint of the Second Species
57
ThreePart Third Species
61
Combined Counterpoints of the Second and Third Species
64
ThreePart Fourth Species
67
ThreePart Mixed Species
71
Combined Species Incorporating Syncopation
75
Combined Species with the Mixed Species Imitation
80
FourPart Simple Species Second Third Fourth Mixed
110
Five Six Seven and EightPart Counterpoint
113
FourPart Combined Counterpoints
115
Three or FourPart Kyrie Stretto
117
Bibliography
121
Index
123
About the Author
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Sobre l'autor (2005)

Henry Martin, Professor of Music at Rutgers University in Newark, has pursued a dual career as a composer-pianist and as a music theorist specializing in jazz and the Western tonal tradition.

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