Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: YouTube AnnaGawboy Channel

3) Online Reading: ArsNova Lesson

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Fourth species counterpoint is defined by the appearance of several suspensions that are tied over the barline.

-          For the most part, it is a type of note against note counterpoint, except the counterpoint line is “offset” from the cantus line.  At times, a chain (succession) of suspensions will be broken.

-          Since there are usually several suspensions (all resolving downward), fourth species counterpoint tends to have an overall downward motion to the exercise.

Objective 14.1: Identify the main characteristic of fourth species counterpoint