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The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus Ad Parnassum [ Johann Joseph Fux, Alfred Mann] on *FREE* shipping on. 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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Johann Joseph Fux

No trivia or quizzes yet. Norton Company first published June It’s written in the style of a dialogue between a teacher and a student and super easy to follow. Countrpoint classic work for studying the theory of counterpoint. And had me lost a huge percentage of the time. Did Fux or Mann write anything else? Trivia About The Study of Coun This is probably THE book on Counterpoint. Read by Bach, Beethoven, among many couhterpoint so-called ‘great composers’, this book lays the ground on which you will be able to appreciate and compose, with the proper dedication, music that uses this technique.

It would be a great second book for someone wishing to learn theory. First species, or note against note counterpoint, requires one note for every given note in the cantus firmus. Because it might be funny. In he was accepted at the Jesuit university there, where his musical talent became apparent.

Fux states that the first note of each bar must be consonant with the given note of the cantus firmus while the three remaining notes can be a mixture of consonant and dissonant notes, countrepoint the following rules are adhered to: Retrieved November 15, October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Feb 24, X rated it really liked it Recommended to X by: In any event, Fux presented the idea with a clarity and focus which made it famous as a teaching method.


Nice and short, really; of course it is.

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Fux recommends spending 3 years working out the various species before writing free compositions. Oh venerable master, you are my constant companion!

This book on counterpoint is as much about philosophy as it is about voice-leading. This is quite likely the best book I’ve read this year.

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.

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. Jan 01, Daniel added it. By fuxx up you agree to W.

The humble student does get annoying after a while, but he and his teacher really teach you the steps to Parnassus. An incredible book that has survived Un excelente libro que ha sobrevivido la prueba del tiempo.

Although the major and minor tonal system was established at the time of its publication, Fux chose to give his instruction using the Renaissance modes. It lays a very solid foundation for writing like Bach in the future. Jun coynterpoint, Roger rated it really liked it. Jun 26, Joe rated it it was amazing.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply You counteroint be logged in to post a comment. Dec 24, Dimitris rated it it was amazing. It is amazing how Fux could make such a complicated subject seem simple, or at least understandable! Fux gives the following example. Jul 19, Max Gibson rated it liked it. Consecutive fifths, octaves and unisons are still forbidden, however. In the lower counterpoint of the above example, all dissonance is either approached and left by step as passing notes or is prepared as a suspension and resolved correctly.

I honestly cannot understand why people still recommend Fux, to this day, some referring to him as “the source”.

Loved the dialog between teacher and pupil. As with the other species, Fux includes various examples of fourth species in three-part writing, the Lydian example is shown below. Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced counterpiint work of many of the greatest composers.

The suspensions must be prepared correctly, as a consonant on the second note of the bar, they then form the countegpoint on the first note of the bar, which is dissonant, before resolving downwards to the countetpoint second note, which is consonant. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference.