The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus Ad Parnassum [ Johann Joseph Fux, Alfred Mann] on *FREE* shipping on. From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. Johann Joseph Fux The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work?Gradus ad . Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassum, a treatise on.

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The graduw celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work? Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference.

An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its second edition, and in more recent times Paul Hindemith said, “Perhaps the craft of composition would really have fallen into decline if Fux’s? 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.

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For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Comprar los productos seleccionados conjuntamente Este producto: The Study of Counterpoint: Fundamentals of Musical Composition.

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Detalles del producto Tapa blanda: Rev ed 1 de abril de Idioma: Josehp de 1 opiniones. Ha surgido un problema al filtrar las opiniones justo en este momento. Vuelva a intentarlo en otro momento. Tapa blanda Compra verificada. This is the most concise and practical book I’ve ever read on the study and practice of counterpoint.


Other books I’ve read and studied tried to cover too much theory along with the study of counterpoint. The book is short. But it is cux ONLY book you will need on counterpoint. Because the book is about counterpoint, period. It’s not trying to teach intervals and notation and harmony at the same time as teaching counterpoint.

It’s written jlhann question and answer format: The same cantus firmus is used in every example. That takes much confusion out of learning and comparing each species. Read the almost indecipherable book on Counterpoint jphann Walter Piston wrote, and you will gain an incredible appreciation for the straight forward, lucid, and plain spoken approach Johann Fux had with his writings.

It’s ironic that this book, written hundreds of years before Pinton’s 20th century work, is so much more approachable. Fux had the heart of a teacher unlike the pedantic Piston.

The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

Reading this book and Basic Materials on Musical Theory alone equipped me with the knowledge I needed to write some very complex works of classical music that I am thoroughly happy with. The staff diagrams could have easily been updated to reflect the Bass and Treble staves used today, but that’s just a minor suggestion for future editions.

Fascinating to learn the basis of counterpoint, some really interesting things come out of it! Like how inverted chords were thought patnassum in this era — not as inverted chords but as a solution to a line of counterpoint. Or the importance of imperfect and perfect consonances and their resolutions being the basis of all counterpoint. Really cool to get this stuff from the source that Mozart, Beethoven and others used, gives you insight into their thinking as well.


Overall easy to read and can be used to really dive into counterpoint. I find the Socratic discussion approach a little annoying at times, but it does jseph one to slow down and try to absorb the ideas better. Also, a few sections are a little confusing for example, the discussion about the difference between harmonic and arithmetic fourthsbut with a little help from google, this is a minor issue.

A knowledge of counterpoint that ishow notes “maneuver ” with and around each otheris essential for good composition and arranging. Your “writing” will sound and play so much better if you “get the notes in the right places ” and this is what counterpoint is about. This book will show you how to do this from the ground up, from the simple to the more complex and does it in a clearly illustrated logical wayone of the best on the subject.

Whether involved in writing jazz or classical musicyou need to understand counterpoint and your music will show it. 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”. Gana dinero con nosotros. Todos los derechos reservados. Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones.

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