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.