Basic Music Series

Lesson II.1 CounterPoint I

I

Review Part I

Frequencies

Octave

Notes

Chromatic Notes

Pulse

Rhythmic Notation

Time Signatures

II.1

CounterPoint

The art of composing two or more melodies to be sung together.

There are rules of counterpoint that were widely observed, and from those rules music theory has originated.

We will begin learning counterpoint by studying the first species, or one note against one note.

In this method, a line of music is given and a second line is written against it, observing the rules for the purpose of creating beautful and meaningful music.

II.1

Regulæ Contrapuncti

the rules of counterpoint

Linear Motion

Harmonic Motion

II.1

Example

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