The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus Ad Parnassum [ Johann Joseph Fux, Alfred Mann] on *FREE* shipping on. The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. from Johann Joseph Fux’s. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theo- retical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in

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Johann Joseph Fux

Jul 19, Counterpoknt Gibson rated it liked it. Also, the ending is chilling and caught me by surprise This article needs additional citations for verification.

In this way, the note values of the lower counterpoint in the above example could be halved http: This book is great for learning counterpoint and the dialogue between the student and master is hilarious but also very informative. The format gets old fast, but the information and concise nature of the text was pretty useful as reference for the kinds of assignments we were working on.

Apr 06, Rahul Prabhakar rated it it was amazing. I don’t know what to think. Oct 04, Daniel Lopez rated it it was amazing. Being able to read music will also help you to hear the musical examples in the book by either playing them on an instrument or singing them yourself. Even though it is very short, it’s one of those books that is best accompanied with a notebook and pencil, to work through the examples yourself.

Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. Retrieved from ” https: Learn how and when to remove these template messages. It’s nearly years old at this point, and many of the old masters studied from it. This example also uses a cambiata bar 2, lower part. Third Species again follows the rules prescribed for two-part writing. Dec 28, Hans rated it really liked it.


By the s he was in Viennaand attracted the attention of Emperor Leopold I with some masses he composed; the emperor was sufficiently impressed by them to assist him with his career after this point.

Consecutive fifths, octaves and unisons are still forbidden, however. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Dissonance is introduced in the form of suspensions which occur on the first note of the bar. I had to read the whole thing twice to make myself pay attention through the flowery language, but it makes me feel slightly smug to realize that the last things I arranged followed all the rules, which I knew without being formally taught them.

The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

This part is in the form of a dialog, between a master Aloysius, Latin for Luigi, who is meant to represent Palestrina’s ideas and a student, Josephus, who represents Fux himself, a self-admitted admirer of Palestrina. As mentioned earlier, all dissonance in this species comes from accented passing couhterpoint which are approached and left by step.


May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it. A s Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? See 1 question about The Study of Counterpoint…. Still I learned an insane amount about a very cool subject. I would use this as a companion to studying counterpoint or as a review since it has a different way of saying things and is concise.

Translated from latin to contemporary english. Hell, even the standard renaissance cadences, which are of great structural importance are not thought and are only possible in one of is species. You won’t regret it! Jan 15, Walt Burge rated it it was amazing.

Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

Relatively little is known about his early life, but likely he went to nearby Graz for music lessons. Although he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to be rather irritating. An incredible book that couterpoint survived the test of time.

Here, the hidden fifths between the top and bottom parts are less noticeable than in two-part writing because of the addition of the middle part, and the upper part moves by step. In fourth species, however, the notes are connected with ties and suspensions; Fux calls this species ligature. Reading it as a modern reader is a bit strange. From until he served as organist at St. In he was accepted at the Jesuit university there, where his musical talent became apparent.