Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: YouTube BaylisCourtMDChannel

3) Online Reading: Lesson

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          If a melody moves primarily by stepwise motion, it is conjunct

-          If a melody moves primarily by skip and/or leap, it is disjunct


-          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 10.5: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 10.5: Define and label movement of melodic lines as conjunct or disjunct