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Books by Walter Piston. Counterpooint find this an excellent counterpoont. Posted March 16, If you want to write atonal it won’t hurt to study traditional harmony because the notions of progression and good control still apply, so you’ll be able to know better what you’re doing Harmony is usually referd to chords counterpoint is also harmony for the melody As you learn how to use chords you progress to broken chords and how they can create counter melody.

Cory Childs rated it really liked it Feb 17, It contains useful illustrations of a variety of musical concepts relating to counterpoint along with a wealth of examples for each.

Counterpoint and Harmony. – Advice and Techniques

And I think they are very intelligently written, although one could find that in some places there is a lot of text, sometimes too philosophical. If you play piano, guitar, any fully ‘homophonic’ instrument, start with Harmony. I thought about entering them into Finale so that I could have my computer play a MIDI version of them for me, but that would take hours. For orchestration, you counterpoinnt the basic stuff in the first part of the Piston, then just study scores. Doing it the other way around is frustrating in my experience.


By eduardohansMarch 9, in Advice and Techniques. Plato rated it it was ok Jul 22, Thomas Burdett rated it really pistoon it Dec 26, You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. In Counterpoint —for many years one of the most highly regarded texts in the field—the principles by which the contrapuntal element has operated in the works of composers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centures are presented.

Dave rated it really liked it Mar 29, David rated it really liked it Mar 03, You can start checking out orchestration now. Duane Denison rated it really liked it Jan 20, Piston’s method in Counterpoint is to discover how music has been written rather than how it should be written. I think it’s more than one volume.

Posted March 10, For it is this style that most of the composers who came after Bach, including those of our own time, have regarded as ccounterpoint ideal of contrapuntal technique. Brad Slavik rated it really liked it Apr 22, I was referring to Piston’s approach to counterpoint. Forsyth’s equivalent is nice too.

I’d love to see someone revise the book with playable examples or maybe even add a CD to go along with them. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Posted July 30, Daniel rated it really liked it Apr 29, Available Our Retail Price: That is usually the order in which you learn as you progress through music theory. Lists with This Book. My books collection includes these three books by Wxlter. Please waalter me out here, guys and girls!


Walter Piston, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book an approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times.

counterpoinh Dec 08, David Harris rated it liked it. You can buy textbooks with CD examples but scores and the relevant CDs are the way forward.

So I think I have a pretty good foundation on music theory I cointerpoint sorry, I cannot give an adequate answer to your question, because I have not read the book.

Assuming that you have already conquered the subject of music theory, I would definitely suggest for you to start with harmony and stick to it, until you become very-very-very good in voice leading.

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Posted March 9, Posted March 18, John rated it it was ok Jun 09, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, waoter phone. Nicholas rated it it was amazing Feb 20, You can’t study and understand these without already knowing harmony.

Sign up for a new account in our community. So I’m sticking to books and some courses I have.