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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The thing is I need to know what is the best method to study these topics counterpoint, harmony and orchestration as to not get confused at some point.


Register a new account. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dave rated it really liked it Mar 29, I used them later in my theoretical studies.

I This book deals with counterpoint of the baroque and classical eras along with some Romantic-era examples. I dont know what some of these people are smoking. I mean, should I take Harmony first, Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? The literature of the last three hundred years is examined to form the logical basis wwalter this study. Want to Read saving….

The order you have them in 1st Harmony 2nd Counterpoint and 3rd Orchestration is the order Id read them in. I am new to this youngcomposers. Adosinda rated it liked it Mar 27, Walter Piston, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book waltfr approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times.


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Posted March 22, Oren Bochman rated it liked it Feb 28, To ask other readers questions about Counterpointplease sign up. Ron Kastner rated it really liked it Jun 30, First you learn scales and keys, then chords. Posted July 21, Dec 08, David Harris rated it liked it. The counterpoint studied is the harmonic, rhythmic, instrumental style Advice and Techniques Search In. Throughout the book, exercises are provided that call for the writing of music and walrer are intended to clarify the principles under discussion.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. You can start checking out orchestration now. It contains useful illustrations of a variety of musical concepts relating to counterpoint along with a wealth of examples for each.

My doubts resides in these The first few chapters if I remember correctly cover instrumentation and you would have no problem understanding and enjoying them. Hi, Eduardo, what kind of musical education do you already have? Waltee it is this style that most of the composers who came after Bach, including those of our own time, have regarded as the ideal of contrapuntal technique.

It offers examples drawn from the works of standard composers rather than those constructed by the author. This book, in contrast to most traditional studies, states principles and gives rules that are based on actual observations of the practice of composers rather than those invented by the theorist. Daniel Richmond rated it it was amazing Aug 31, First you learn “Stairway to Counterpoijt then you watch Wayne’s World.


That’s the way I’m trying to learn, but I did glimpse counterpoint over, mostly because of the richness it can add to an already established melody. I was referring to Piston’s approach to counterpoint. All Piston’s book are excellent and very deep I wish they would use such books in the conservatory in which I study.

I prefer Poston myself though. Joel rated it it was amazing May 08, An outstanding composer whose many works have been performed counferpoint leading orchestras and chamber ensembles both in the US and abroad, he received the Pulitzer Prize twice for distinguished musical composition.

Apr 02, Morgan rated it it was amazing. Orchestration on the other hand, I see as the least needed of the three But still very, very important of courseso I would suggest you experiment with a polyphonic instrument Piano, guitar etcetera or an ensemble of the same instrument types little more difficult due to pitch limitations before you get to that part. I’d love to see someone revise the book with playable examples or maybe even add a CD to go along with them.