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Wikipedia:  Counterpoint

"Counterpoint involves the writing of musical lines that sound very different and move independently from each other but sound harmonious when played simultaneously. In each era, contrapuntally organized music writing has been subject to rules, sometimes strict. By definition, chords occur when multiple notes sound simultaneously; however, harmonic, "vertical" features are considered secondary and almost incidental when counterpoint is the predominant textural element. Counterpoint focuses on melodic interaction—only secondarily on the harmonies produced by that interaction. "



INTRODUCTION TO COUNTRAPUNTAL MUSIC
Counterpoint is the art of combining melodic lines. This involves consideration of the individual melodies and attention to their interaction as they unfold together through time.  This a textfile document.  Excellent guidance on basic preceps.   -   umich.edu


Rules of Counterpoint--The GSA Music Theory Department
The Three Commandments of Partwriting  |  Chord Progressions  |   Ranges of Voices  |  
Types of Motion  |  Rules for Doubling  |  Open and Closed Position  |  ET Productions

 

Online Contrapuntal Exercises for Music 3113
Onscreen versions in Sibelius format; PostScript versions in Score notation   |  GJC


Species Counterpoint Overview
All 5 species  |  listen  |  see music  |  Why Study Species Counterpoint?  |  Important Terms  |  duke.edu

 

The Counterpoint Page
Punctus contra punctum  |   Punctus contra punctum  |  Glossary of contrapuntal terms  |  Treatises on Counterpoint  |  About Contrapuntus.com  |

 

The Music of Jeff Harrington
Music that is tonal and intensely contrapuntal inspired by New Orleans and classical music traditions. |   Complete Album - Obliterature - Available for Download  |  Parnasse.com

 

Music Theory Online - Counterpoint
Brief decription, also downloadable pdf - full article  |

 

Books for the Study of Composition, Orchestration and Electronic Music Production
Jerry Gerber

 

Counterpoint
Excellent full page explanation with many  link-terms  to assist understanding  |  StudioReview



NetStoreUSA
Sheet Music publication  |  Elements Of 18Th Century Counterpoint  |  Bob Dingley
 
 

Encyclopedia
Counterpoint  |  Species counterpoint   |  Contrapuntal Derivations  |  External links  /  article links  |  TheFreeDictionary

 

Counterpoint
1 Species counterpoint  |  2 Contrapuntal Derivations  |  3 Dissonant counterpoint  |  4 External links  |  Wikipedia

 

Schenker's Theory of Counterpoint
Consonance & dissonance  |  2 part counterpoint  | Species Counterpoint  |  SchenkerGuide

 

Definition of Counterpoint
Classical Music Archives

 

Online Scores for Study and Analysis
Plato.Arcadia.ca

 

Explains, using rounds
Lots of sound clips  |  music notation examples  |  MS Miller

 

music theory counterpoint
Movement types  |
  COUNTERPOINT:  | Bach  |  Beethoven  |  Mozart  |  Palestrina  |  Cesar Franck  |  Joseph Fux  |   Vivaldi  |  Frank Bridge  |  John Williams  |  Paul Hindemith  |  Schoenberg  |  Anton von Webern  |   Franz Schubert Robert Schumann  |  William Schuman  |  William Byrd  |  Franz Liszt  |  Chopin  |  Toru Takemitsu Pierre Boulez  |  Karlheinz Stockhausen  |  Igor stravinsky  |  Mahler  |  Walter Piston  |  Telemann  |  Grieg  |  Brahms  |  Wagner  |  Bartok  |  Rachmaninoff  |  Prokofiev  |  Albinoni  |  Elliot Carter  |  Benjamin Britten  |  Gyorgy Ligeti  |  John Adams  |  Bruckner  |  Carlos Chavez  |  Corigliano  |  George Crumb  |  Roger Sessions  |  Faure  |  Elgar  |  Philip Glass  |  Handel  |  Michael Tippett  |   Harry Partch  |  Purcell  |  Scarlatti  |  Scriabin  |  Shostakovich  |  Sibelius  |  Morton Subotnick    |  Tartini  |  Heitor Villa-Lobos  |  Edgard Varese  |  Louis Vierne



Excellent, thorough article resource page! - esp. for composers!
The Relationship Between Contrapuntal and Serial Composition Techniques
As Seen in Works of Webern and Stravinsky   |  R Kelly

 

Counterpoint
Piano  |  Organ  |  winds  |   brass  |  strings  |  string quartet  |  symphony  |  choral  |  Google Search

 

definition
Term links  |  related content links  |  InfoPlease

 

part writing
polyphony

 

Counterpoint-Music
Jazz CDs   |  Counterpoint-Music

 

music forms: counterpoint
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CounterPointer
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