Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Elaborating Dissonant Counterpoint

Yesterday's basic "anti-first-species" canon used only dissonances. Continuing to "reverse the rules" of counterpoint, I elaborated that canon by using consonances approached and/or left by leap,compound leaps (2 leaps combined) of a seventh and simple leaps of a ninth. These are all expressly proscribed in species counterpoint.

We'll periodically come back to dissonant counterpoint both as a relief from the traditional stuff and sometimes to clarify traditional concepts by a negative example.

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