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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Apr 06, Rahul Prabhakar rated it it was amazing. It’s written in the style of a dialogue between a teacher and a student and super easy to follow.

Fux’s work repeated some of Diruta’s, possibly coincidentally, since he is not known to have had a copy: Bach’s personal library of theoretical works. I was required to buy this book for 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.

This usage deserves to be counterpont from the long afterlife which Fux’s Gradus enjoyed both as a composition manual and as the source coungerpoint various fxu based more or less directly upon it.

Jul 19, Max Gibson rated it liked it. Still I learned an insane amount about a very cool subject.

The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

Notably, rather than referring heavily to the contemporary music of the day — which was basically a whole lot of Bach, he harks back primarily to the earlier work of Palestrina. This is probably Countrepoint book on Counterpoint. Jan 31, Britt rated it really liked it.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This was a text for my Theory I class back in the day.

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This book shows the basis for classical composition, as this book was used in the instruction of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. In my opinion, a skeletal understanding of the way multiple lines of music work together and independently of one another is a little window into this whole crazy world of ours and how it works.

But it is the ONLY book you will need on counterpoint. The humble student does get annoying after a while, but he and his teacher really teach you the steps to Parnassus. The only people who should take interest in this book are those interested in the history of music pedagogy.

The present translation by Alfred Mann is therefore the first faithful rendering in English from the original Latin and presents the essence of Fux’s teachings. This article needs additional citations for verification. InLeopold hired him as court composer. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Fux’s study on species counterpoint has set the standard clunterpoint centuries on tonal music; in fact, this is the same text that Beethoven used. This is one of the best sources on counterpoint. Although his music never regained favour, J. Customers who bought this item also bought. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

But do consider this is a book of exercises and not necessarily a book on writing beautiful contrapuntal works. You’ll either find the style charming or off-putting. See all 69 reviews. Fux recommends spending 3 years counterpoibt out the various species before writing free compositions.

I plan to work through examples as necessary as I do contrapuntal writing in my arrangements I mainly arrange hymns and have a strong desire to arrange them contrapuntally. Get to Know Us.

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Even with a good understanding of Music Theory, be prepared to read this a couple times to catch it all counterppoint and, perhaps, have the music samples sited in the book handy to listen to as your reading – especially the second time around.


It may not be the best “total beginner” guide at least not for mebut it is fascinating to take a glimpse of 17th and 18th century music pedagogy, josfph to mention the perspective Fux gives through the dialogue of the student and teacher. Published June 17th by W. It’s written in question and answer format: The species are, in order, note against note; two notes against one; four notes against one; ligature or suspensions one note against one, but offset by half of the note value ; and florid counterpoint, in which the other species are combined freely.

He looks to Palestrina late Renaissance polyphony composer as the perfection in tonal harmony. Fux became deputy Hofkapellmeister and Hofkapellmeister to the Habsburg court in Vienna. Marpurg’s Abhandlung von der Fuge counterrpoint J.

Jan 01, Daniel added it. I understand why he would recommend that as this book ciunterpoint time and practice to work out. This book will show you how to do this from the ground up, from the simple to coounterpoint more complex and does it in a clearly illustrated logical wayone of the best on the subject.

However, citing his poor health as a result of gout and age, he chose to conclude the book as it stood. This book is great for learning counterpoint and the dialogue between the student and master is hilarious but also very informative. Thus, his book stresses practice over theory. Fundamentals of Musical Composition. 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”.