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General Music Theory and Tutorials => Basic Harmony and Counterpoint => Topic started by: Alan Belkin on June 09, 2015, 03:50:20 PM

Title: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: Alan Belkin on June 09, 2015, 03:50:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPHC9Zf9s04

Some fundamental  things to know about how counterpoint works in real life, and also about how to go about learning it.
Title: Re: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: Michel.R.E on June 09, 2015, 04:04:28 PM
Thank-you Alan, another wonderful contribution to musical education.
Every day I thank my lucky stars that I had the good fortune to be under your tutelage for those years. You are the best teacher a composer could ask for.
Title: Re: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: sandalwood on June 10, 2015, 02:34:09 AM
Thanks a lot Professor!

I also tried hard to go through your Cours d'orchestration on youtube unfortunately missing much due to my very rusty French. I wished there was a way English speakers could benefit from these lessons.

Reha
Title: Re: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: Michel.R.E on June 10, 2015, 07:47:03 AM
I wished there was a way English speakers could benefit from these lessons.
Reha

Of course there is! learn French!  ;)
Title: Re: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: perpetuo studens on June 10, 2015, 12:05:00 PM
Professor Belkin,

As in all of the materials you have made available via the web, you've given us much to ponder in a few words. Thanks for posting this.

Jamie
Title: Re: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: winknotes on June 10, 2015, 01:21:45 PM
Thank you very much professor.  You have a special gift of clarity when you talk about these topics and it is truly appreciated. 

Could one in your opinion learn counterpoint without an instructor?  My guess is probably not since you're likely to make mistakes and not even be aware but maybe there's some pedagogical resource out there that compensates for that. 
Title: Re: My new video: On Counterpoint
Post by: FossMaNo1 on June 25, 2015, 06:52:33 PM
"Quasi-contrapuntal" parts...I love it!

I also like the stress he puts on singing or playing the music yourself instead of just letting the computer do it for you. I can't tell you how often I will play a melody and chord progression over and over in order to ingrain it into my psyche.