Tonal Counterpoint; Studies in Part-Writing

Tonal Counterpoint; Studies in Part-Writing

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... little additional need be said. These rhythms are less frequently employed, and, on the whole, are less useful than that of four notes to one. In counterpoint of three notes to one, only one harmony should be outlined in connection with any note of the subject; an arpeggio of a chord is often necessary, and the.effect is less weak than with four notes to one. As there are always two intermediate notes between successive accents, it is clear that two consecutive passing notes or changing notes may often be employed; for example, Now that the student has begun to write simple pieces for strings, the teacher should carefully explain the range and the chief characteristics of the violin, the viola and the 'cello. An effort should be made to bring musicians into the class room and to have the exercises actually performed, --both the original and the corrected versions. Nothing will cultivate more steadilv the musical instinct of the student than frequent opportunities to hear his work played. This has been done for several years at Harvard University with the most beneficial results. A few illustrative examples are cited; they should be carefully analyzed and other analogous passages looked up from standard compositions. 69. Almost any of the subjects given in the preceding chapters may be treated with counterpoint of three notes to one, and the student should work out a few. The melody given on p. 84 is begun to show the general style. 70. In counterpoint of six notes to one it often happens that groups of the same notes may be so used with reference to the. primary and secondary accents that the effect is perfectly good; for example, whereas if the rhythm were that of three beats to a measure, and the same notes were grouped more

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