Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum: Johann Fux, Alfred Mann: Books – The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. from Johann Joseph Fux’s. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theo- retical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in

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Aug 07, Chairman Meow added it. It lays a very solid foundation for writing like Bach in the future. I was required to buy this book for my AP music theory class even though counterpoint is not a significant part of the curriculum, but it has expanded my knowledge of music immensely and could not be happier with it.

Fux also notes that the suspensions may be decorated in the following ways. The examples are not very melodic in nature but will teach you sound counterpoint writing. About half of the book is framed as a conversation between a teacher and a student. Retrieved from ” https: In my opinion, a skeletal understanding of the way multiple lines of music work together and independently of one another is a little window into this whole crazy world of ours and how it works.

Dissonance is introduced in the form of suspensions which occur on the first note of the bar. Johann Joseph Fux German: Mar 01, Daniel Michalak rated it did not like it. Fux dedicated it to Emperor Charles VI.

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May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it. It goes through Species for 1 voice, and proceeds with developments of up to 4 voices. By conuterpoint this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Because it might be funny.


For example, in three-part writing a leap between two notes of a triad may occasionally avoid consecutives, an option which is typically not available in two-part textures. Dec 24, Dimitris rated it it was amazing. As in this example, the penultimate note does not need a tie. Dec 04, Namrirru rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of the five suspensions only one is bar 7the remaining four include two suspensions bars 2 and 11 and two suspensions bars 6 and 8.

Hell, even the standard renaissance cadences, which are of great structural importance are not thought and are only possible in one of is spec Whilst I have certain sympathies for the “reactionary” spirit in which ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ was counterponit, I must judge it for what it is.

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Counnterpoint its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. The second part, on Musica Pratica, is the section of this treatise where the author presents his instruction on counterpointfuguedouble counterpoint, a brief essay on musical taste, and his ideas on composing sacred musicwriting in the a cappella and in the recitativo style.

To ask other readers questions about The Study of Counterpointplease sign up. Overview Inside the Book. This book is great for learning counterpoint and the dialogue between the student and master is hilarious but also very informative.

Here, in bars and the soprano and bass parts move by direct motion to perfect consonances; a move, which in two-part writing, would be forbidden. It is just a little bit intermediate for someone just starting out, but the exercises are invaluable. That said, if you are capable of reading basic coungerpoint notation, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. I had to read everything about 3 times to get a handle on it. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use.


It’s nearly years old at this point, and many of the old masters studied from it. Even though it counterpoin very short, it’s one of those books that is best accompanied with a notebook and pencil, to work through the examples yourself. Un excelente libro que ha sobrevivido la prueba del tiempo. The species are, in order, note against note; two notes against one; four notes against one; ligature or suspensions one note against one, but offset by half of the note value ; and florid counterpoint, in which the other species are combined freely.

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Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

Notice, the melody leaps from one consonance to the next. Appreciated the good explanations for the rules, as well as the message that some of them are mostly guidelines rather than absolute truths is very important to go forward with the more complicat Masterpiece! Jul 29, John rated it liked it.

In the following example, counteerpoint dissonant second note 7 leaps to the third note, rather than moving by step.

Fifth species is a combination of species one to four and is called florid counterpoint. Whilst I have certain sympathies for the “reactionary” spirit in which ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ was written, I must judge it for what it is. Fractals and all that.