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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.

1. The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus Ad Parnassum (1965)

 Best Counterpoint Books You Should EnjoyThe essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in 1725, it has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. J.S. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference. An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its second edition, and in…
Author(s): Johann Joseph Fux, Alfred Mann

2. 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. Whether you are a composer, arranger, film composer, orchestrator, music director, bandleader, or improvising musician, this book will help hone your craft, gain control, and lead you to new creative possibilities. You will learn “tricks of the trade” from the masters and apply these skills to contemporary…
Author(s): Beth Denisch

3. 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. In Part One, Knud Jeppesen (1892–1974), the world-renowned musicologist and leading authority on Palestrina, offers a superb outline history of contrapuntal theory. He begins by exploring the beginnings of contrapuntal…
Author(s): Knud Jeppesen

4. 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. This book is easy to understand, comprehensive, and distinctly modern in its approach to the study of counterpoint. Written in a…
Author(s): Teresa Davidian

5. 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. A textbook in three parts, the package includes: · the hardcopy text, providing essential stylistic and technical information and repertoire discussion; · an online workbook with a full range of exercises, including partimenti by Fenaroli, Sala, and others, along with arrangements of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century compositions; ·…
Author(s): Job IJzerman

6. 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 Trilogy …The Metronome: Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead. When Pavel follows his father's footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up…
Author(s): D R Bell

7. 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? Leading biblical scholars Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns each present their answers to questions surrounding the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. Contributors address elements such as Divine and human authorial intent, the context of Old Testament references, and theological grounds for an interpretive method. Each author…
Author(s): Kenneth Berding , Jonathan Lunde, et al.

8. 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. Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the study of chorale preludes, invertible counterpoint, and canonic and fugal writing. This textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of tonal counterpoint and familiarizing students…
Author(s): Evan Jones

9. 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. Proponents of young earth creationism, old earth creationism, and theistic evolution each present their different views, tell why the controversy is important, and describe the interplay between their…
Author(s): J. P. Moreland , John Mark Reynolds , et al.

10. 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 more.With volumes featuring contributions from some of today’s most respected scholars and theologians, these books represent the very best in Christian scholarship….
Author(s): Zondervan, Darrell L. Bock, et al.

11. 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. #330,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #931 in Religious Romance (Books) #805 in Religious Historical Fiction (Books) #549 in World War II Historical Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Bodie & Brock Thoene

12. 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. This new volume in the Counterpoints: Church Life series allows four contributors to make a case for the following views: * Baptist view (memorialism) * Reformed view (spiritual presence) * Lutheran view (consubstantiation) * Roman Catholic view (transubstantiation) All contributors use Scripture to present their views,…
Author(s): John H. Armstrong , Paul E. Engle, et al.

Best Counterpoint Books You Should Enjoy

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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

The professor and the parson: a story of desire, deceit and defrocking

Author(s): Peters, Robert Parkins;Sisman, Adam
ID: 2743997, Publisher: Counterpoint, Year: 2020;2019, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

Hope for film: from the front lines of the independent cinema and movie streaming revolutions

Author(s): Hope, Ted;Kaufman, Anthony
ID: 2654851, Publisher: Soft Skull Press;Counterpoint, Year: 2020;2014, Size: 445 Kb, Format: azw3

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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