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Title: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: Ron on March 07, 2018, 05:35:38 AM
Prof Belkin's course on counterpoint has begin. Introductory lesson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWjyds4yRAA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWjyds4yRAA&feature=youtu.be)


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Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: whitebark on March 07, 2018, 09:38:13 AM
Thanks for the alert - Alan Belkin's counterpoint course should be interesting!
Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: whitebark on March 10, 2018, 11:02:22 AM
The first lesson of the course is online on Youtube - it's a short and basic presentation on how to write melodies for singers.
Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: whitebark on November 21, 2018, 02:53:32 PM
Alan's YouTube course is up to Lesson 20A, on writing a complete fugue. Even if you don't do the exercises, watching all of his course lessons is a good refresher course on counterpoint. Highly recommended.

-Jay
Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: Michel.R.E on November 21, 2018, 03:34:16 PM
one of the most frightening things I ever saw was Professor Belkin, explaining fugue to the class, and then proceeding to - in about 2 minutes flat - write out a whole 4 part fugue on the blackboard, with running commentary as he went about it. it was brilliant.

he is, quite simply, a genius.

I am so sad that his beautiful music gets so little performance.
Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: RJB54 on November 21, 2018, 06:02:00 PM
I am so sad that his beautiful music gets so little performance.

I completely agree. I really enjoy listening to most of his pieces, particularly his various sonatas.
Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: sandalwood on November 22, 2018, 08:07:29 AM
I am so sad that his beautiful music gets so little performance.

I completely agree. I really enjoy listening to most of his pieces, particularly his various sonatas.

Another "completely agree" here!...and a fan of his orchestral works.
Title: Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
Post by: LA Dierker on November 26, 2018, 12:35:47 PM
So appreciate the introduction to Alan Belkin. Thanks all at Forums.  Now that I finished the Jonathan Biss lectures on the Beethoven Piano Sonatas (thanks to Ron for mentioning those) I will dive into Alan Belkin's courses. I have watched the first on harmony and am eager to
build on my knowledge of all in composition.  LA