Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: What is a Fugue, Dave Conservatoire Channel

3) Online Reading: Composing a Fugue

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

- Countersubject is the counterpoint material that plays accompanying the subject or answer.

- Example: After voice one state the ‘subject’, voice two enters with an ‘answer’, and the material voice one continues with is called the ‘counter subject’

- NOTE: Countersubjects only receive the label ‘countersubject’ if that material presents itself more than once in the fugue.  Otherwise, accompanying material is called ‘free counterpoint’

Objective 34.4: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 34.4: Define, identify, and label countersubject