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From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. The Study of. Counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux’s. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s. From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. Johann Joseph Fux The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work?Gradus ad . Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassum, a treatise on.

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London, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference.

Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

It’s written in the style of a dialogue between a teacher and a student and super easy to follow. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was required to buy this book for my AP music theory class even though counterpoint is not a significant part of the curriculum, but it has expanded my knowledge of music immensely and could not be happier with it.

Fantastisch geschreven, in dialoogvorm tussen een ‘meester’ en een leerling, vertrekt dit boek van een cantus firmus zeg maar: However, citing his poor health as a result of gout and age, he chose to conclude the book as it stood. Excellent, step-by-step book on learning how to write counterpoint. This is one of the best sources on counterpoint.


I would use this as a companion to studying counterpoint or as a review since it has a different way of saying things and is concise. You’ll either find the style charming or off-putting. See and discover other items: This book will show you how to do this from the ground up, from the simple to the more complex and does it in a clearly illustrated logical wayone of the best on the subject.

Fux fails to teach the style which he supposes to have set out to teach, as he gets plenty wrong. Really cool to get this stuff from the source that Mozart, Beethoven and others used, gives you insight into their thinking as well.

Appreciated the good explanations for the rules, as well as the message that some of them are mostly guidelines rather than absolute truths is very important to go forward with the more complicat Masterpiece! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oxford Composer Companion J. It’s not trying to teach intervals and notation and harmony at the same time as teaching counterpoint.

The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

In my opinion, a skeletal understanding of the way multiple lines of music work together and independently of one another is a little window into this whole crazy world of ours and how it works.

I chose to do the “quick” route and just play through the examples and glean general instruction on writing counterpoint but I agree with Fux that working through the species will take considerable time and be of the most benefit.


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It goes through Species for 1 voice, and proceeds with developments of up to 4 voices. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. This usage deserves to be distinguished from the long afterlife which Fux’s Gradus enjoyed both as a composition manual and as the source of various treatises based more or less directly upon it. I plan to work through examples as necessary as I do contrapuntal writing in my arrangements I mainly arrange hymns and have a strong desire to arrange them contrapuntally.

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The dialogue is a little goofy. Mar 13, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book.

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Bach’s personal library of theoretical works. Fux frequently worked with theatrical engineer Giuseppe Galli Gradjs and poet and librettist Pietro Pariati. A s Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?