Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: YouTube ArtOfCounterpoint Channel

3) Online Reading: ArsNova Lesson

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Third species counterpoint features four notes in the counterpoint line for every one note in the cantus firmus line (counterpoint line usually written as quarter notes)

-          The first beat of each measure must be a harmonic consonant with the cantus note, but notes on beats 2, 3, or 4 may be consonant or dissonant.

Objective 13.1: Identify the main characteristic of third species counterpoint