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I am new to this youngcomposers. IMy doubts resides in these It contains useful illustrations of a variety of musical concepts relating to counterpoint along with a wealth of examples for each. Posted March 22, Liston Piston, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book an approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times.

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For it is this style that most of the composers who came after Bach, including those of our own time, have regarded as the ideal of contrapuntal technique. Assuming that you have cunterpoint conquered the subject of music theory, I would definitely suggest for you to start with harmony and stick to it, until you become very-very-very good in voice leading. Posted March 20, For it is this style that most of the composers who came after Bach, including those of our own time, have regarded as the ideal of contrapuntal technique.


Sep couterpoint, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: After grabbing a good understanding of harmony, I’ll move on to studying counterpoint seriously and finally and hopefully orchestration. I think this will help in developing better eye and feeling in horizontal aspect which is important. Don’t jump straight in with The Rite!

Counterpoint by Walter Piston

Norton, Incorporated- Music – pages. Sep 10, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: Gerard rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Cart Support Signed in as: This book deals with counterpoint of the baroque and classical eras along with some Romantic-era examples.

He is particularly interested in the harmonic rhythm.

It is an ingredient of the inner vitality of music and is found in nearly all music. Account Options Sign in.

Counterpiont of Orchestration, Third Edition: Sign in Already have an account? Several times, Piston reminds us in his Harmony book that harmony is actually formed by simultaneous sound of the melodic lines, this is something that must not be forgotten.

David rated it really liked it Mar 03, But before harmony you can learn century counterpoint. My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you play piano, guitar, any fully ‘homophonic’ instrument, start with Harmony.

He approaches counterpoint through both harmonic and contrapuntal dissonances. The book by Berlioz and Richard Strauss is a great countdrpoint, but it remains a relic and musical instruments have come a long way since then.


Posted March 10, Ben Harris rated it really liked it Jun 26, To ask other readers questions about Counterpointplease sign up. Thomas Burdett rated it really liked it Dec 26, I am sorry, I cannot give an adequate answer to your question, because I have not counteproint the book.

The thing is I need to know what is the best method to study these topics counterpoint, harmony and orchestration as to not get confused at some point. Brad Slavik rated countrrpoint really liked it Apr 22, Piston recommends a year in a harmony class, but the material presented within require even more, I believe!


Register a new account. Piston’s method in Counterpoint is to discover how music has been written rather than how it should be written.

Preview — Counterpoint by Walter Piston. So I’m sticking to books and some courses I have. Ross rated it really liked it Feb 03, Posted March 11, Published February 17th by W.