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Offline fenz

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counterpoint??
« on: July 13, 2009, 05:15:25 AM »
Hi all,

I want to ask about counterpoint. Does anyone here know books or links about counterpoint? How to analyze counterpoint or make a composition with it? I'll be pleased if anyone explain it to me briefly.  :)

Thanks,
fenz
Hope someday I'll be a good pianist ^.^

Offline n00bhippy

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Re: counterpoint??
«Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 07:09:00 AM »
i can suggest this book :)
http://www.amazon.com/Counterpoint-Composition-Professor-Felix-Salzer/dp/023107039X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247468881&sr=8-1

It is titled 'counterpoint in composition'. I found it very helpful in aiding me with learning about counterpoint. 

Offline tetsuo

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Re: counterpoint??
«Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 09:20:18 PM »
I read Salzer's Counter Point book and found it very interesting and clear, so I would recommend that one as well. Also, you should check out Walter Piston Harmony book. Piston has a very counterpointistic approach to Harmony. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Fifth-Walter-Piston/dp/0393954803

I hope it helps

Offline schartmanovich

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Re: counterpoint??
«Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 06:46:35 PM »
Start with Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum. It was the foundation for Haydn (and for Mozart and Beethoven through him). It's a gradual approach (hence the title) that teaches one how to treat dissonance effectively.

Once you've mastered that you might move to Schenker's books on counterpoint (Kochelin is also great). Oh, and most importantly, study the repertoire! Schenker gives you an "in" on how to do this effectively.

Good luck developing your craft.

Offline fenz

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Re: counterpoint??
«Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 04:28:51 PM »
thanks all  :D
Hope someday I'll be a good pianist ^.^