Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: YouTube Brendan Connallon

3) Online Reading: ArsNova Lesson 

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Note against Note

-          In counterpoint exercises, usually shown as whole notes (one note per measure)


-          NOTE: Why are we learning counterpoint?  - Some Theory texts do not cover counterpoint in the Theory 1 scope and sequence. Advanced counterpoint study is often offered at University as an entire separate one or two semester following Theory 4.  We are learning the topic because

(Laitz's The Complete Musician covers 1st and 2nd species counterpoint, Francoli's Harmony in Context covers 1st through 4th species, and Clendinning's The Musician's Guide covers 1st through 5th.  Kostka's Tonal Harmony does not formally introduce counterpoint).  


Objective 10.3: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 10.3: Identify the main characteristic of first species counterpoint