Counterpoint, a Practical Course of Study

Counterpoint, a Practical Course of Study

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: Chap. VI. be observed. 240. On the first note of each bar, the moving parts must have essential notes of the chord. If one of these be the bass, its notes must be as scrupulously chosen as if its Counterpoint were in the First Species. If only upper parts move, they may have a 4th, or a diminished 5th, or the mediant and its 5th in the major form of a key with each other, on the first of the bar when the bass makes these intervals concordant. 241. On the second note of each bar, the lowest of the moving parts (whether they be two or more) must be a good bass to the others. Hence, though discordant against the sustained harmony, the moving parts must be concordant with each other, except only if they approach a discordant interval by contrary motion, and each part proceed by the step of a 2nd, which is, however, an artifice to be most sparingly employed (Sect. 55). 242. The highest and lowest of the moving parts, whether two or more, must not, on the 2nd Bad. of the bar, approach a 5th by similar motion, except the two notes for such 5th both belong to the sustained chord. 243. Good effect is made by a note taken in arpeggio in one part, against a passing-note in another part; but then the passing-note must be concordant with the note attacked together with it, although discordant against the notes of the chord sustained in other parts. CHAPTER XL THIRD SPECIES IN TWO OR MORE PARTS. 245. Two or more parts may proceed in minims against the dotted semibreves of others, or in crotchets against the semibreves, or in crotchets against the dotted semibreves, if all the rules in Chap. VII. be observed together with those in Chap. X. 246. Pleasant variety in the melodies of simultaneously moving parts may be made by the leap of one part from an...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855965
  • 9781236855961