The third species in two part counterpoint has 4 notes in the added part to each note in the CF. This creates. Strong beat (first quarter); Relatively accented beat. Counterpoint in Composition. The Study of Voice Leading. Felix Salzer. Columbia University Press. Counterpoint in Composition. Google Preview. Pub Date. Counterpoint in Composition has 39 ratings and 4 reviews. Denton Peter said: Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading by. Felix Salzer.

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The term originates from the Latin punctus contra punctum meaning “point against point”. Erika rated it really liked it Jul 26, Not only explains concepts in a great manner but also has examples of both good and bad counterpoint with reasoning why and gives exercises to do as well.

The note on the strong countefpoint must be consonant.

As far as I know, it’s cpunterpoint only book on counterpoint that successfully illustrates how composed music e. The melodic motion of the bass is as important as the melodic motion of the upper parts. Counterpoint in Composition, I 1.

Counterpoint In Composition – Salzer and Schachter | A summary of my understanding

Passing note — lower part Passing note — upper part When it returns back to the same note, it functions as a neighboring tone, and in second species, this must be consonant. The dissonant interval of a fourth would proceed into a diminished fifth and the next note would resolve at the interval of a sixth.

Two leaps, if at all they occur, should be in opposite directions. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Cpunterpoint vs incomplete chords The full sonority of complete triads will not be present in incomplete chords, where the third note is implied rather than heard.


The same cantus firmus is used for later examples also.

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Repeated use of same intervals, or repeated use of the same type of motion creates monotony, and is to be avoided. Spacing between voices The spacing between outer voices will range between a fifth, and a maximum of 2 octaves.

Octaves and Fifths aalzer. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. English Choose a language for shopping. Parallel fifths between two weak beats — permitted Between a weak and strong beat it is forbidden as they are adjacent beats; Parallel octaves between weak and adjacent strong beat — not permitted Between two strong beats, it is still forbidden.

Neither do I have a problem with Jeppesen allowing voice crossing in species counterpoint, because he’s approaching the technique with a different goal in mind, namely that of imitating the style of Palestrina. Enter your mobile saalzer or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Leaps of a 3rd A 3rd can always substitute for stepwise motion. Got through second species. Schachter assembled it to show the connections between the simple procedures of species counterpoint counterpoiht the complexities of composition, an approach to counterpoint deriving from the work of Heinrich Schenker. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? By using our website ccounterpoint agree to our use of cookies.

A passing note, on the other hand is a counrerpoint connection of two different tones.

Paul rated it it was amazing Feb 01, To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Many of Fux’s rules concerning the purely linear construction of melodies have their origin in solfeggi. Jared Henning rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Problems playing this file? Vertical motion Parallel 8ves and fifths are fine when used on successive weak beats. Kaisar Anvar rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Pete Code rated it really liked it Mar 09, The outer voices should form a valid two part counterpointother than for the increased spacing between them.


Three Notes against One 4. Seeger was not the first to employ dissonant counterpoint, but was the first to theorize and promote it. The intervening three notes are sufficient to remove the bad effect. Mar 20, Denton Peter McCabe rated it liked it. First species counterpoint must be all dissonances, establishing “dissonance, rather than consonance, as the rule,” and consonances are “resolved” through a skip, not step. According to Cunningham, linear harmony is “a frequent approach in the 20th century It is a stepwise decoration of a single tone.

The Best Books of It just messes with independence of motion, particularly if taken in parallel motion. Two Major Influences on Contrapuntal Texture 7. Three-part Counterpoint, First Species 2.

I agree with the reviewer who pointed out that the authors are not always consistent with earlier books with respect to the rules of species counterpoint. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Modulation Dover Books on Music. Nonetheless, according to Kent Kennan: Schachter assembled it to show the connections between the simple procedures of species counterpoint and the complexities of composition, an approach to counterpoint deriving from the work of Heinrich Schenker.