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The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint, Paperback / softback Book

The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint Paperback / softback


The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres.

Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the study of chorale preludes, invertible counterpoint, and canonic and fugal writing.

This textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of tonal counterpoint and familiarizing students with contrapuntal styles from the Baroque period to the 21st century.

Also available is a companion volume, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint, which focuses on 16th-century techniques and covers modal music from Gregorian chant through the 17th century.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 271 Line drawings, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Theory of music & musicology
  • ISBN: 9780415988667



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