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The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. Misc. Notes, Title: Practical Rules for Learning Composition translated from a Work intitled Gradus ad Parnassum written originally in Latin by John Joseph Feux. The Study of Counterpoint from Joseph Fux’s. Gradus Ad Parnassum. Translated & Edited by Alfred Mann. Compliments of The Reel Score lscore.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Please help to improve jkseph article by introducing more precise citations. Anybody interested in learning counterpoint form historical sources is better adivsed to look at Morley, Tinctoris and Zarlino for the Renaissance and Mattheson, Rameau and Marpur for the Baroque.

Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Fux served Leopold I until his death, and two more Habsburg emperors after that: I was required to buy this book conterpoint my AP music theory class even though counterpoint is not a significant part of the curriculum, but it has expanded my knowledge of music immensely and could not be happier with it. Ships from and sold by Amazon. It’s ironic that this book, written hundreds of years before Pinton’s 20th century work, is so much counterpoin approachable.

Countwrpoint he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to Fux is incredibly self-righteous in his nagging soliloquy about “the rise of three dimensional thought” all to be found in his cumbersome introduction and foreward. No trivia or quizzes yet. Fux recommends spending 3 years working out the various species before writing free compositions.

Geburtstag Kassel, pp. Trivia About The Study of Coun Johann Mattheson remarked in Der vollkommene Capellmeister that the great fugal masters known to him were J. Other books I’ve read and studied tried to cover too much theory along with the study of counterpoint. The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum.


The same cantus firmus is used countrrpoint every example. Read more Read less.

Fascinating to learn the basis of counterpoint, some really interesting things come out of it! He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassuma treatise on counterpointwhich has become the single most influential book on the Palestrinian style of Renaissance polyphony. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. One last point, if you’re writing for a vocalist, counterpoint will help you enhance the background while keeping it from getting “in the way”.

You won’t regret it! InLeopold hired him as court composer. Un excelente libro que ha sobrevivido la prueba del tiempo. This section is in a simple lecture style, and looks at music from a purely mathematical angle, in a theoretical tradition that goes back, through the works of Renaissance theoreticians, to the Ancient Greeks.

Even with a good understanding of Music Theory, be prepared to read this a couple times to catch it all – and, perhaps, have the music samples sited in the book handy to listen to as your reading – especially the second time around. The words of Mersenne, Cicero and Aristotle are among the references quoted by Fux in this section.

Haydn largely taught himself counterpoint by reading it and recommended it to the young L. The humble student does get annoying after a while, but he and his teacher really teach you the steps to Parnassus. Really cool to get this stuff from the source that Mozart, Beethoven and others used, gives you insight into their thinking as well.

InLeopold hired him as court composer. Reading it as a modern reader is a bit strange. Pages with related products.

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Overall easy to read and can be used to really dive into counterpoint. Originally written in Latin,? Nov 20, Peter Cho rated it it was amazing. Missa canonicaPsalms, Requiems, and instrumental works.

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Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

Fux explains that intervals in exact mathematical proportions result in larger and smaller half tonesand he also mentions that some organists added extra keys split halves to use smaller and bigger half tonesbut that adding extra keys on a keyboard was problematic and for this reason they divided every note in ” zwei gleiche Theile ” two equal partsresulting in equal temperament. Maybe it is because of the reputation his work has unjustly received. Showing of 69 reviews. The second part, on Musica Pratica, is the section of this treatise where the author presents his instruction on counterpointfuguedouble counterpoint, a brief essay on musical taste, and his ideas on composing sacred musicwriting in the a cappella and in the recitativo style.

This is quite likely the best counterpojnt I’ve read this year. 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. Read by Bach, Beethoven, among many others so-called ‘great composers’, this book lays the ground on which you will be able to appreciate and compose, with the proper dedication, music that uses ojseph technique.

It was written around the 18th century, and teaches all the rules that govern counterpoint. A magnificent book use as THE reference for composing by the giants of composers in classical music in Europe. Heel helder en structureel verwoord, is het duidelijk waarom dit boek reeds zolang en bij zovele componisten hoog staat aangeschreven. Cart Support Signed in as: Loved the dialog between teacher and pupil.