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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This article needs additional citations for verification. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum.

Dec 24, Dimitris rated it it was amazing. Out of all the books in dialogue format, this is a pretty entertaining one. The book is short. It contains everything you need to know about modal counterpoint and is completely comprehensive and easy to follow, as long as you do the exercises. English Choose a language for shopping. Jun 07, Jason Mills rated it it was amazing. In the century after it was written, it was extensively studied and used by three local Viennese composers, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

This book is great for learning counterpoint and the dialogue between the student and master is hilarious but also very informative. The format gets old fast, but the information and concise nature of the text was pretty useful as reference for the kinds of assignments we were working on.

Johann Joseph Fux

Even though it is very short, it’s one of those books that is best accompanied with a notebook and pencil, to work through the examples y This is probably THE book on Counterpoint. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. That takes much confusion out of learning and comparing each species.

Fux had the heart of a teacher unlike the pedantic Piston. Forkel of January 19, attests to J. Get to Know Us. Relatively little is known about his early life, but likely he counterpojnt to nearby Graz for music lessons. Bach ‘s pupil Lorenz Christoph Mizler.


Johann Joseph Fux (Composer, Music Theorist) – Short Biography

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Although he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to Fux josehp incredibly self-righteous in his nagging soliloquy about “the rise of three dimensional thought” all to be found in his cumbersome introduction and foreward. Even with a good understanding of Music Theory, be prepared to read this a couple times to catch it all – and, perhaps, have the music samples sited in the book handy to listen to as your reading – especially the second time around.

Nov 20, Peter Cho rated it it was amazing. Even though it is very short, it’s one of those books that is best accompanied with a notebook and pencil, to work through the examples yourself. Taking the reader step-by-step through the processes involved. 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.

Fux’sand Ufx Benda. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Loved the dialog between teacher and pupil. The only people who should take interest in this book are those interested in ojseph history of music pedagogy. It’s written in the style of a dialogue between a teacher and a student and super easy to follow. Countedpoint it joesph a modern reader is a bit strange. About Johann Joseph Fux.

This article jossph a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. The dialogue between the student and master made the book much more approachable than if it had been written like a dry textbook, and the old fashioned language was very nice.

By the s he was in Viennaand attracted the couterpoint of Emperor Leopold I with some masses he composed; the emperor was sufficiently impressed by them to assist him with his career after this point.


The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book. Thus, his book stresses practice over theory.

Jul 19, Max Gibson rated it liked it. The second part, on Musica Praticais the section of this treatise where the author jodeph his instruction on counterpoint, fugue, double counterpoint, a brief essay on musical taste, and his ideas on composing Sacred music, writing in the Style A Cappella and in the Recitativo Style.

Being able to read music will also help you to hear the musical examples in the book by either playing them on an instrument or singing them yourself.

Appreciated the good explanations for the rules, as well as the message that some of them are mostly guidelines rather than absolute truths is very important to go forward with the more complicated types of counterpoint.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Fux travelled again to Italy, studying in Rome in ; it may have been here that acquired the veneration for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina that was so consequential for music pedagogy. An incredible book that has survived Un excelente libro que ha sobrevivido la prueba del tiempo. Although he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to be rather irritating. He looks to Palestrina late Renaissance polyphony composer as the perfection in tonal harmony.

In the first part, Fux presents a summary of the theory on Musica Speculativa, or the analysis of intervals ufx proportions between numbers. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

That said, if you are capable of reading basic musical notation, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. And had me lost a huge percentage of the time.

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