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Lecture Notes January 7

by: Chloe Smithson

Lecture Notes January 7 MUS 132

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Chloe Smithson
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Music Theory II
Dr. Tim Pack

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These notes are from the January 7th lecture on 1st series counterpoint. They go over most of what Dr. Pack outlined in class, including some guidelines and rules for writing and studying counterpo...
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Date Created: 01/07/15
Music Theory 2 January 7 2015 First Species Counterpoint Q 1 note to1 note ratio 0 No dissonance is allowed Second species 0 21 note ratio 0 dissonance must be approached and resolved by step Points to remember when analyzing and writing counterpoint 0 Remember this music has a pitch center which means that the key or mode takes precedence and must be established clearly in the beginning of the piece and continue to be present throughout 0 The musical line must express the key or mode 0 Leaps create emphasis thus one must make sure leaps have intent and emphasize the key 0 The motion of the piece should be mostly stepwise 0 Perfect consonances are often in weak places 0 The best fifths to emphasize are those within the context of the mode 0 Don t write too many steps in a row When doing counterpoint first figure out beginning and ending Beginning 1 Establish keymode clearly and early 2 Begin with P5 or P8 0 Make sure the interval you choose establishes the key Ending 1L Go from a M6 to P8 m3 to P1 or m1O to P8 2 With suspension 76 23


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