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Almost all modern courses on Renaissance counterpoint, a mainstay of college music curricula, are indebted in some degree to this work by Fux. Dec 28, Hans rated it really liked it. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and others. The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book. It is just a little bit intermediate for someone just starting out, but the exercises are invaluable. The dialogue is a little goofy. Think of this book as a way to ensure your fundamentals are as good as they can be, that your foundation is solid, that your skills are so deep that they are second nature and you can focus on writing the best music you can.
This is a fantastic book, cunterpoint clearly articulates an approach to Baroque Counterpoint. I, myself, studied this book and then wrote a simple trio for Violin, Cello and Piano which during performance was taken for a Bach trio by those in attendance. Jonah Yes, it would be very helpful to know music fundamentals and the Western countdrpoint of music notation before reading this book. 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 jihann ready reference.
Refresh and try again. It is an essential read tux every composer, containing the manual that nearly all great classical composers learned from. Jun 26, Joe rated it it was amazing. That said, these techniques of counterpoint particularly two-part, first-species counterpoint are still found all over music to this day. There are perhaps three important points of contact between Johann Joseph Fux and J. Being able to read music will also help you to hear the musical examples in the book by either playing them on an instrument or singing them yourself.
The format gets old fast, but the information and concise nature of the text was pretty useful as reference for the kinds of assignments we were working on.
But, what if you have already worked as a composer and things are going well? Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Out of all the books in dialogue format, this is a pretty entertaining one. Because it might be funny. Missa canonicaPsalms, Requiems, and instrumental works.
Johann Joseph Fux Composer, Music Theorist — Short Biography However, analyzing the figures and trying to do them on your own reveals even more about the practice than is put into words in the dialogue. This is probably THE book on Counterpoint.
Fux dedicated it to Emperor Charles VI. Fux travelled again to Italy, studying in Rome in ; it may have been here that acquired the veneration for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina that was so consequential for music pedagogy.
Fuxian First Species Counterpoint
Fux , orig. In counterpoint for two voices, the task is to write a fitting counter-melody the counterpoint for a given melody the cantus firmus. In the first species, note durations are irrelevant: notes of parallel voices always start and end together i. Also, both voices start and end together i.
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Almost all modern courses on Renaissance counterpoint, a mainstay of college music curricula, are indebted in some degree to this work by Fux. Dec 28, Hans rated it really liked it. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and others. The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book. It is just a little bit intermediate for someone just starting out, but the exercises are invaluable.
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Shelves: toad Nice and short, really; of course it is. Out of all the books in dialogue format, this is a pretty entertaining one. Did Fux or Mann write anything else? Because it might be funny. I had to read the whole thing twice to make myself pay attention through the flowery language, but it makes me feel slightly smug to realize that the last things I arranged followed all the rules, which I knew without being formally taught them. Jan 15, Walt Burge rated it it was amazing This is a fantastic book, which clearly articulates an approach to Baroque Counterpoint. This is a wonderful study for composers, and this book will walk you through the concepts of Counterpoint which were employed by Bach, Handel and others.