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The counterpoint studied is the harmonic, rhythmic, instrumental style so well represented by the music of Bach. Posted March 16, The harmonies that are created by the counterpoint, or the harmonies that you need to create, won’t be easily discerned by you, or you won’t understand them, wallter you won’t fully know what to employ etc.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Should I read them all at the same time though this might be confusing. This book deals with counterpoint of the baroque and classical eras along with some Romantic-era examples.

Lists with This Book. This is a classic text on tonal counterpoint and a valuable book for anyone that teaches the subject. That might be the case for some pseudo-contrapuntal two-part pieces.

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Sign In Sign Up. Nugunn Wattanapat rated it really liked it Oct 05, Jason Cady counterpkint it it was amazing May 14, Piston’s Counterpoint is a welcome companion volume to both “Harmony” and “Orchestration”. Available Our Retail Price: No eBook available Amazon. Walter Piston, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book an approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times.


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For orchestration, you need the basic stuff in the first part of the Piston, then just study scores. It is to an understanding of counterpoint as pistpn that this book is directed.

Doing it the other way around is frustrating in my experience. Dec 08, Waletr Harris rated it liked it. Cory Childs rated it really liked it Feb 17, I think it would be important, since harmony and counterpoint oiston hand in hand or so I feel, please correct me if I’m wrong.

First you learn “Stairway to Heaven,” then you watch Wayne’s World. Return to Book Page. Being a fingerstyle guitarist who plays multiple lines at one, I found this book to be useful in my early development.


Djll rated it liked it Aug 11, It offers examples drawn from the works of standard composers rather than those constructed by the author. Posted March 18, Best reference for Counterpoint. Want to Read saving…. Posted March 22, The first few chapters if I remember correctly cover instrumentation and you would have no problem understanding and enjoying them.

But you know what they say: 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. I think that the Piston’s book on Counterpoint is more thought-provoking and shows specific moments, while Kennan’s is more suitable counterpoknt learning the essence and the rules – they are more clearly and straight present in the Kennan’s book.


Walter Piston – Counterpoint

The literature waltef the last three hundred years is examined to form the logical basis for this study. Published February 17th by W. In many cases, there are viola parts in alto clef which I can read only with difficulty. I was referring to Piston’s approach to counterpoint. Walter Piston, one of America’s outstanding composers, created for this book an approach to the study of counterpoint that is stimulating and helpful to an understanding of the music of all times.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nicholas rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Posted March 9, Brad Slavik rated it really liked it Apr 22, Books by Walter Piston.

I am new to this youngcomposers. John rated it it was ok Jun 09,