counterpoint

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  • Info In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are interdependent harmonically (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour. more...
  • He also wrote a number of works on music theory, particularly on counterpoint.
  • He learned piano as a child, and also studied music theory and counterpoint.
  • This involves body features that act as a counterpoint to other body features.
  • So, Berlin went to his room and later produced the counterpoint song.
  • In second species counterpoint, two notes in each of the added parts work against each longer note in the given part.
  • Diamond believed that counterpoint study would make music pour out of his students after that work was done.
  • Old rules of counterpoint could be broken in service of the text.
  • As before, fourth species counterpoint is called expanded when the added-part notes vary in length among themselves.
  • It gives itself to the counterpoints of the spirit, the passion of variety in modern life. Cited from Crowds, by Gerald Stanley Lee
  • These too feature four-part counterpoint, although slightly less complex than that in the fugues.
  • In some passages, they also create counterpoint with just each other.
  • In music that uses counterpoint technique, both hands play different melodies at the same time.
  • Bright garden courts provide a counterpoint to the long main axis of the building.
  • However, Counterpoint wanted only a part-time arrangement, and negotiations ultimately fell through.
  • Regard all rules for two-part counterpoint, unless otherwise mentioned. Cited from Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons, Friedrich J. Lehmann
  • Point/Counterpoint is included in every issue of the paper.
  • He continued his study of harmony and counterpoint, changing his major to music at the end of his junior year.
  • These motions are generally avoided in traditional counterpoint because they offer the lines so little independence from each other.
  • His studies in composition included four years of harmony, counterpoint, and form.
  • He acquired a music library through friends and plunged into the study of harmony and counterpoint.
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Meaning of counterpoint

  • noun A musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  • verb Write in counterpoint
    Bach perfected the art of counterpointing