Counterpoint. by Walter Piston

By Walter Piston

The paintings of counterpoint is the artwork of mixing melodic traces. The essence of counterpoint, in spite of the fact that, is anything deeper than a means of manipulation. it's an factor of the internal power of track and is located in approximately all track. it's to an realizing of counterpoint as such that this e-book is directed.

In Counterpoint―for a long time some of the most extremely popular texts within the field―the ideas through which the contrapuntal aspect has operated within the works of composers of the eighteenth and 19th centures are awarded. The counterpoint studied is the harmonic, rhythmic, instrumental variety so good represented via the tune of Bach. For it really is this variety that the majority of the composers who got here after Bach, together with these of our personal time, have considered as the proper of contrapuntal process. Piston's approach in Counterpoint is to find how tune has been written instead of the way it might be written. This booklet, unlike most standard experiences, states ideas and offers principles which are according to genuine observations of the perform of composers instead of these invented by way of the theorist. It deals examples drawn from the works of ordinary composers instead of these built by way of the writer. The literature of the final 300 years is tested to shape the logical foundation for this learn. during the ebook, workouts are only if demand the writing of track and which are meant to elucidate the foundations lower than discussion.

Walter Piston, one among America's striking composers, created for this publication an method of the learn of counterpoint that's stimulating and worthy to an figuring out of the song of all occasions.

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