The third species in two part counterpoint has 4 notes in the added part to each note in the CF. This creates. Strong beat (first quarter); Relatively accented beat. Counterpoint in Composition. The Study of Voice Leading. Felix Salzer. Columbia University Press. Counterpoint in Composition. Google Preview. Pub Date. Counterpoint in Composition has 39 ratings and 4 reviews. Denton Peter said: Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading by. Felix Salzer.

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Three-part Counterpoint Part 2. All of these are examples of imitative counterpoint.

Counterpoint In Composition – Salzer and Schachter | A summary of my understanding

You have to at least know what kind of music you don’t want to write. Problems playing this file? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In the words of John Rahn:. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Statements like V is often preceded by II do not belong to the sphere of counterpoint.

Greg rated it liked it May 14, The spacing between middle and upper should rarely exceed an octave. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or vounterpoint – no Kindle device required.

But don’t let the authors’ prose style make you feel coubterpoint, like a lowly worm who, no matter how hard he or she tries, can never achieve results worthy of the masters. In the example, the first and second bars are second species, the third bar is third species, the fourth and fifth bars are third and embellished fourth species, and the final bar is first species. Erika rated it really liked it Jul 26, Leap from consonant note — weak to strong beat Leaps are necessary for variety.


Schachter assembled it to show the connections between the simple procedures of species counterpoint and the complexities of composition, an approach to counterpoint deriving from the work of Heinrich Schenker. This leap of 4th cannot substitute stepwise motion Leaps of 5th, 6th and 8ve Leaps of this size cannot substitute for stepwise motion. The student gradually attains the ability to write sqlzer counterpoint that is, less rigorously constrained counterpoint, usually without a cantus firmus according to the given rules at the time.

Counterpoint in Composition : The Study of Voice Leading

By all means get this book and learn from it. Counterpoint in Composition, II 1. Table of contents Introduction Part 1. The technique requires chains of notes sustained across the boundaries determined by beat, and so creates syncopation.

Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading

Bistra rated it really liked it Nov 17, Greater than this, should be rare. In fact such leaps causing change of register motivate continuous stepwise contrary motion, not just a single stepwise contrary movement. Combination of Countrpoint Fifth Species 6. Salaer order of stability, these are.

I myself learned a lot from the book. Heather rated it really liked it May 24, Stepwise movement is best here. Books by Felix Salzer. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In fifth species counterpoint, sometimes called florid counterpointthe other four species of counterpoint are combined within the added parts.

Got through second species. David Malantic rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Also it is important to note that a dissonant interval is allowed on beat 1 because of the syncopation created by the suspension. First species counterpoint must be all dissonances, establishing “dissonance, rather than consonance, as the rule,” and consonances are “resolved” through a skip, not step.


July 15, Sold by: Caleb Carman rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Vertical motion Parallel 8ves and fifths are fine when used on successive weak beats. Write a customer review.

Handling dissonances in 3rd species Where can dissonances occur? This is the go to book for most first year music programs. The more stable a consonance, the more care should be exercised in its dalzer. It just messes with independence of motion, particularly if taken in parallel motion.

Counterpoint in Composition: The Study of Voice Leading by Felix Salzer

Review quote This book may become the most important music theory book for the next few generations cuonterpoint theorists, composers and performers.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. My experience was that the typical undergraduate music major found it rather rough going, but maybe I wasn’t the best teacher back then, either!

If more than 3 notes are in conjunct motion, avoid a leap in the same direction. The two notes that allow dissonance would be beat 2 and 3 or 3 and 4.

Maximum interval between parts should be a tenth. Zacconi, unlike later theorists, included a few extra contrapuntal techniques, such as invertible counterpoint.

Passing note — lower part Passing note — upper part When it returns back to the same note, it zalzer as a neighboring tone, and in second species, this must be consonant. Oxford University Press, Inc.