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Counterpoint and Harmony. – Advice and Techniques

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Sign up for a new account in our community. Walter Piston, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book an approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times.

Counterpoint isn’t really that complex, when one voice stops moving, or is holding a tone longer than the basic rhythmic subdivision, you let another voice start moving My only real complaint with the book is that the examples are difficult to play because they haven’t been modified for piano.

For orchestration, you need the basic stuff in the first part of the Piston, then just study scores.

Counterpoit book by Berlioz and Richard Strauss is a great read, but it remains a relic and musical instruments have come a long way since then. Walter Cpunterpoint, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book an approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times. The first few chapters if I remember correctly cover instrumentation and you would have no problem understanding and enjoying them.

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For it is this style that most of the composers who came after Water, including those of our own time, have regarded as the ideal of contrapuntal technique. As for the orchestration, it comes after harmony, counterpoint and forms. Throughout the book, exercises are provided that call for the writing of music and that are intended to clarify the principles under discussion.

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More Books Music Music Theory. The literature of the last three hundred years is examined to form the logical basis for this study. Then As you deside what instuments you’d like to play what you progress to instrumentation and orchesteation which will tie all 3 together!


Want to Read saving…. Djll rated it liked it Aug puston, It offers examples drawn from the works of standard composers rather than those constructed by the author. Oren Bochman rated it liked countepoint Feb 28, I’d love to see someone revise the book with playable examples or maybe even add a CD to go along with them. Should I read them all at the same time though this might be confusing. Posted April 12, Sep 10, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: The art of counterpoint is the art of combining melodic lines.


My books collection includes these three books by Piston. An outstanding composer whose many works have been performed by leading orchestras and chamber ensembles both in the US and abroad, he received the Pulitzer Prize twice for distinguished musical composition. Ben Harris rated it really liked it Jun 26, But you know what they say: Posted July 30, Advice and Techniques Search In. In century counterpoint, you should also observe the harmonic progression, that’s why it is logical to learn harmony first.

Nicholas rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Return to Book Page. He is particularly interested in the harmonic rhythm.

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