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MUSA 3106 Counterpoint I (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In this course we will study the fundamentals of two- and three- part polyphonic styles. Using the principles of species counterpoint, we will acquire a dependable contrapuntal technique to write short compositions, first in two parts and eventually in three. Assignments will include short works in free imitation, strict canon, and invertible counterpoint. Our studies will include a brief survey of the historical origins of Western polyphony and analysis of contrapuntal compositions of the Baroque period.


Instructor(s): Ralf Gawlick

Prerequisites: MUSA2100

Cross listed with:

Comments: Theory course


Last Updated: 09-Feb-16