Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Making the voices more distinct

                                                  (click on the image to enlarge)

For this three voice canon, I simply elaborated yesterday's canon with non-harmonic tones. Just a bit of trial and error (or trial and success?) and attention paid to keeping the parts rhythmically distinct. In yesterday's canon the parts moved at the same half-note rate. This could cause it to be heard as a series of chords rather than as distinct melodies.

This canon has much clearer counterpoint.

If you are new to contrapuntal writing, you will probably learn more by comparing this one to yesterday's than you would by any amount of explanation on my part.

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