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General Music Theory and Tutorials => Basic Harmony and Counterpoint => Topic started by: Patrick O'Keefe on August 02, 2019, 10:52:05 PM

Title: Stretto table
Post by: Patrick O'Keefe on August 02, 2019, 10:52:05 PM
In (at least) one of his videos on counterpoint, Alan Belkin makes multiple references to a "stretto table" and shows an example, but I can find no definition of this table.  I would have suspected the table showing the subject against varying delay of entrances, but that didn't seem to be the case.  What is this device?
Title: Re: Stretto table
Post by: RJB54 on August 27, 2019, 10:05:21 AM
I must say that I have never heard of a stretto table, so if you find out what he meant by that please let us know. My curiosity is now piqued. 
Title: Re: Stretto table
Post by: sandalwood on August 27, 2019, 02:17:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHNrAXrcPg
Title: Re: Stretto table
Post by: Michel.R.E on August 27, 2019, 02:48:39 PM
The stretto table is simply all diatonic possibilities on each beat for the use of the subject against itself.
If the subject covers 10 beats, then most likely the stretto table will require 10 variants, and then each of those in all the diatonic possibilities.