The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus Ad Parnassum [ Johann Joseph Fux, Alfred Mann] on *FREE* shipping on. From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. Johann Joseph Fux The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work?Gradus ad . Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassum, a treatise on.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. To ask other readers questions about The Study of Counterpointplease sign up. Read the almost indecipherable book on Counterpoint that Walter Piston wrote, and you will gain an incredible appreciation for the straight forward, lucid, and plain spoken approach Johann Fux had with his writings.

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Learn how and when ojseph remove these template messages. Your “writing” will sound and play so much better if you “get the notes in the right places ” and this is what counterpoint is about. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use.

Productos Reacondicionados Precios bajos en productos revisados por Amazon. The essence of the parnsssum celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. Amazon Music Transmite jiseph de canciones. The species are, in order, note against note; two notes against one; four notes against one; ligature or suspensions one johannn against one, but offset by half of the note value ; and “florid,” in which the other species are combined freely.


I chose to do the “quick” route and just play through the examples and glean general instruction on writing counterpoint but I agree with Fux that working through the species will take considerable time and be of the most benefit. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Dec 04, Namrirru rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cart Support Signed in as: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. About half of the book is framed as a conversation between a teacher and a student.

Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

Open Preview See a Problem? Modulation Dover Books on Music. In addition Fux wrote Masses incl. There are perhaps three important points of contact between Johann Joseph Fux and J.

Retrieved November 15, 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.

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. The examples are not very melodic in nature but will teach you sound counterpoint writing. Fux served Leopold I until his death, and two more Habsburg emperors after that: Although he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to Fux is incredibly self-righteous in his nagging soliloquy about “the rise of three dimensional thought” all to be found in his cumbersome introduction and foreward.

Although his music until recently never regained favor, his mastery of counterpoint influenced countless composers through his treatise Gradus ad Parnassum English Choose a language for shopping. But it is the ONLY book you will need on counterpoint. Fascinating to learn the basis of counterpoint, some really interesting things come out of it! The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book.


For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library.

For example, from the very beginning the author assumes you know how to read musical clefs, the johan of pitch and rhythm, and understand the concept of pitch intervals. Joseph Iand Charles VIboth of whom continued to employ him in high positions in the court. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work? Learn more about Amazon Prime.

In he was accepted at the Jesuit university there, where his musical talent became apparent; and he was organist at St Moritz until An independent excerpt from Fux’s ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ intended to assist the novice in contrapuntal studies. May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it.

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Other books I’ve read and studied tried to jiseph too much theory along with the study of counterpoint. Jan 15, Walt Burge rated it it was amazing. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.