The Art of Counterpoint

MUSC X 403.51
This course is designed for all those who wish to develop a foundation in the craft of composition regardless of stylistic differences through the study of counterpoint.
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What you can learn.

  • Study the principles of voice leading, the treatment of dissonances, and more as foundations of counterpoint
  • Examine intervallic and harmonic organization, and melodic structures
  • Develop musicianship as you gain this important skill
  • Further the growth of your aural perception through this study

About this course:

The study of counterpoint has been the foundation of training for performing musicians and composers for centuries. This course is designed for all those who wish to develop a foundation in the craft of composition regardless of stylistic concerns. By studying the principles of voice leading, the treatment of dissonances, intervallic and harmonic organization, and melodic structures--all in a polyphonic texture--the aspiring composer and performer not only gains an important skill, but also develops musicianship, as the exercises in writing counterpoint provide an excellent vehicle for furthering the development of aural perception.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for The Art of Counterpoint.

Ability to read music.

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