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Best Counterpoint Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Counterpoint books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Contemporary Counterpoint: Theory & Application (Music Theory: Counterpoint) (2017)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should Enjoy(Berklee Guide). Use counterpoint to make your music more engaging and creative. Counterpoint the relationship between musical voices is among the core principles for writing music, and it has been central to the study of composition for many centuries.
Author(s): Beth Denisch

Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century (Dover Books on Music) (1992)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyThis classic introductory text focuses on the polyphonic vocal style perfected by Palestrina. Unlike many other texts, it maintains a careful balance between theoretical and practical problems, between historical and systematic methodology. The result is an exceptionally useful resource, ideal for classroom use in teaching modal counterpoint.
Author(s): Knud Jeppesen

Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician: An Introduction (2015)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyStudents today have grown up in the age of digital technology. As a result, they process information in radically different ways than preceding generations. They like their information fast and consider visual images as important as textual content. In Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician, Teresa Davidian finally provides students a textbook that is quick, direct, and visual—a direct reflection of the age in which they live.
Author(s): Teresa Davidian

Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento: A New Method Inspired by Old Masters (2018)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyA new method of music theory education for undergraduate music students, Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is grounded in schema theory and partimento, and takes an integrated, hands-on approach to the teaching of harmony and counterpoint in today’s classrooms and studios.
Author(s): Job IJzerman

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy) (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyRussian interference in the U.S. politics, growing conflict with China, emergence of a populist U.S. politician – before they happened in real life, they were described in The Counterpoint TrilogyThe Metronome: Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture.
Author(s): D R Bell

Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology) (2008)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyTo read the New Testament is to meet the Old Testament at every turn. But exactly how do Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions? Moreover, what fruitful interpretive methods do New Testament texts demonstrate?
Author(s): Kenneth Berding , Jonathan Lunde, et al.

The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint (2015)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyThe Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, “how-to” guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres.
Author(s): Evan Jones

Three Views on Creation and Evolution (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology) (1999)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyFor Christians, the issues raised by the different views on creation and evolution are challenging. Can a ‘young earth’ be reconciled with a universe that appears to be billions of years old? Does scientific evidence point to a God who designed the universe and life in all its complexity? Three Views on Creation and Evolution deals with these and similar concerns as it looks at three dominant schools of Christian thought.
Author(s): J. P. Moreland , John Mark Reynolds , et al.

The Counterpoints Library: Complete 32-Volume Set: Resources for Understanding Controversial Issues in the Bible, Theology, and Church Life (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology) (2015)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyThe Counterpoints Library: Complete 32-Volume Set is an amazing value for readers (the total retail value of the individual books is $659), covering diverse topics in the areas of theology, biblical studies, and church life including volumes on the historical Adam, hell, biblical inerrancy, baptism, divine providence, evolution, the rapture, women in ministry, eternal security, the Canaanite genocide, and much mo…
Author(s): Zondervan, Darrell L. Bock, et al.

Prague Counterpoint (Zion Covenant, Book 2) (2005)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyOpening in 1936, the Zion Covenant series tells the courageous and compelling stories of those who risk everything to stand against the growing tide of Nazi terrorism that is sweeping through central Europe under the dangerous and deceitful guise of Hitler’s Third Reich. A new study guide is included in each book.
Author(s): Bodie & Brock Thoene

Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper (Counterpoints: Church Life) (2007)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyWho should participate in the Lord’s Supper? How frequently should we observe it? What does this meal mean? What happens when we eat the bread and drink from the cup? What do Christians disagree about and what do they hold in common? These and other questions are explored in this thought-provoking book.
Author(s): John H. Armstrong , Paul E. Engle, et al.

Best Counterpoint Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some counterpoint books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World

Author(s): Neil Shister
ID: 2393828, Publisher: Counterpoint, Year: 30 July 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk

Author(s): Sasha LaPointe
ID: 3232653, Publisher: Counterpoint, Year: 2022, Size: 778 Kb, Format: epub

Dark Carnivals: Modern Horror and the Origins of American Empire

Author(s): W. Scott Poole
ID: 3419582, Publisher: Counterpoint, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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