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Counterpoint: Based on Eighteenth-Century Practice 3rd Edition
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Kennan's book is helpful because while mostly covering Baroque counterpoint he covers the topic in a way that lets a student expand on the contrapuntal principles into other styles. If you're going to get just one book on counterpoint make this the book.
Also recommended: the Counterpoint exercise book by Kennan, which I found particularly useful, the two counterpoint books by Gauldin, and for historical significance, Fux's Study of Counterpoint.
My big mistake was to purchase a "used" workbook....dumb, dumb, dumb! Next time I teach Counterpoint at SMU I'll get a NEW workbook!
On the subject of the text, itself, I've been immensely impressed, so far. Kennan's writing is clear and concise, with the exception of some rare occasions where he cited something as (presumably stylistically) inappropriate writing, seemingly out of the blue. In those moments, I often found myself coming to a screeching halt in my studies and asking, "Wait, why not?" Then again, when I reached those points on a second, slower read-through of the text, I don't remember having the same sense of confusion, so your mileage may vary.
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Very nice transaction. Exactly as expected. Great product. Highly recommended.Published 7 months ago by fabbri muller
An excellent method book for contrapuntal composition, in the baroque style, which is the foundation of practically all good contrapuntal music from later periods.Published 8 months ago by G.. Henderson
Took quite long time to reach me though the mailing charge was not cheapPublished 17 months ago by alison
Really counterpointy. I mean, if you want yourself some counterpoint, this is the book for you. Counterpoint away with glee!Published 24 months ago by Marianne
Please, ePub edition. I'm taking all my books in iPad nowadays. I like too much that book. It would be very appreciated if there was an ePub edition. Thanks for the job Mr. Kennan.Published on September 20, 2013 by Renato Veiga