The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. Misc. Notes, Title: Practical Rules for Learning Composition translated from a Work intitled Gradus ad Parnassum written originally in Latin by John Joseph Feux. The Study of Counterpoint from Joseph Fux’s. Gradus Ad Parnassum. Translated & Edited by Alfred Mann. Compliments of The Reel Score lscore.

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The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

Gradus ad Parnassum jsoeph codifies the process of counterpoint. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Hell, even the standard renaissance cadences, which are of great structural importance are not thought and are only possible in one of is spec Whilst I have certain sympathies for the “reactionary” spirit in which ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ was written, I must judge it for what it is.

Oct 15, Nathan Mcfarland rated it it was amazing. I believe JJ Fux’s treatise on counterpoint is essential to any pupil wishing to learn the craft of tonal composition. Maybe it is because of the reputation his work has unjustly josepb. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Although his music never regained favour, J. Books by Johann Joseph Fux.

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Lists with This Book. Joseph I, and Charles VI, both of whom continued to employ him in high positions in the court.

Fux recommends spending 3 years working out the various species before writing free compositions. Almost all modern courses on Renaissance counterpoint, a mainstay of college music curricula, are indebted in some degree to this work by Fux.


Counterpoint and Joseph Fux

Therefore, I would encourage anyone to start here if they want couunterpoint learn composition. A magnificent book use as THE reference for composing by the giants of composers in classical music in Europe.

Taking the reader step-by-step through the processes involved. It would be a great second book for someone wishing to learn theory. Fux’s work repeated some of Diruta’s, possibly coincidentally, since he is not known to have had a copy: It may not be the best “total beginner” guide at least not for mebut it is fascinating to take a glimpse of 17th and 18th century music pedagogy, not to mention the perspective Fux gives through the dialogue of the student and teacher.

A knowledge of counterpoint that ishow notes “maneuver ” with and around each otheris essential for good composition and arranging. Published June 17th by W. February 13, – Vienna, Austria.

In addition Fux wrote Masses incl. Modern counterpoint education is greatly indebted to Gradus ad Parnassum as the codex of the five species [ citation needed ].

Relatively little is known about his early counteroint, but likely he went to nearby Graz for music lessons. Jonah Yes, it would be very helpful to know music fundamentals and the Western system of music notation before reading this book.

Oh venerable master, you are my constant companion! It lays a very solid foundation for writing like Bach in the future. Share your thoughts with other customers.

This is a fantastic book, which clearly articulates an approach to Baroque Counterpoint. By the ‘s J. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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Dec 04, Namrirru rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fux, the student is to master writing counterpoint in each species before moving on to the next. This is a wonderful study for composers, and this book will walk you through the concepts of Counterpoint which were employed by Bach, Handel and others. But do consider this is a book of exercises and not necessarily a book on writing beautiful contrapuntal works. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


There’s that grasshopper, sensei thing going on, but the information is simple, but takes along time to master. No work of Palestrina or any other great master could have been written following the rules laid out by Fux and the whole “learn rules to break them” mentality is unhelpful; what would be the benefit of studying rules that do not help one realize what leads to independence of parts or good melodic lines?

The second part, on Musica Pratica, is the section of this treatise where the author presents his instruction on counterpointfuguedouble counterpoint, a brief essay on musical taste, and his ideas on composing sacred musicwriting in the a cappella and in the recitativo style.

Fux was famous as a composer throughout this period, his fame being eclipsed only later in the 18th century as the Baroque style died out. This is quite likely the best book I’ve read this year. Norton Company first published June The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work?