The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. Misc. Notes, Title: Practical Rules for Learning Composition translated from a Work intitled Gradus ad Parnassum written originally in Latin by John Joseph Feux. The Study of Counterpoint from Joseph Fux’s. Gradus Ad Parnassum. Translated & Edited by Alfred Mann. Compliments of The Reel Score lscore.

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Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

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. This part is in the form of a dialog, between a master Aloysius, Latin for Luigi, who is meant to represent Palestrina’s ideas and a student, Josephus, who represents Jose;h himself, a self-admitted admirer of Palestrina.

After a couple months of practice and familiarization on the subject, I was able to come back and progress through it slowly. Fux’s study on species counterpoint has set the standard for centuries on tonal music; in fact, this is the same text that Beethoven used. I plan to Excellent, step-by-step book on learning how to write counterpoint.

An incredible book that has survived the test of time. The words of Mersenne, Cicero and Aristotle are among the references quoted by Fux in this section.

Johann Joseph Fux – Wikipedia

Oxford Composer Companion J. InLeopold hired him as court composer. Sometime during this period he must have made a trip to Italy, as evidenced by the strong influence of Corelli and Bolognese composers on his work of the time. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Fux served Leopold I until his death, and two more Habsburg emperors after that: Mattheson ‘s favourable account of his choral writing and his chamber duet style. Reading this book and Basic Materials on Counterpoinr Theory alone equipped me with the knowledge I needed to write some very complex works of classical music that I am thoroughly happy with.

However, citing his poor health as a result of gout and age, he chose to conclude the book as it stood. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Whether involved in writing jazz or classical musicyou need to understand counterpoint and rux music will show it.

Nov 20, Peter Cho rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Johann Joseph Fux

I was required to buy this book for my AP music theory class even though counterpoint is not a significant part of the curriculum, but it has expanded my counterpoimt of music immensely and could not be happier with it.

However, citing his poor health as a result of gout and age, he chose to conclude the book as it stood. The same cantus firmus is used in every example. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum.


Modern counterpoint education is greatly indebted to Gradus ad Parnassum as the codex of the five species [ citation needed ]. Fux strongly feels that “modern music” has lost its sense of value and purpose with its incessant need to improvise, and he feels that we have lost touch with what is true. Good classic work for studying the theory of counterpoint.

Johann Joseph Fux German: Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced counterpoinh work of many of the greatest composers. This book will show you how to do this from the ground up, from the simple to the more complex and does it in a clearly illustrated logical wayone of the best on the subject.

May 14, Meri rated it it was joseeph. Other books I’ve read and studied tried to cover too much theory along with the study of counterpoint.

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Fux, the student is to master writing counterpoint in each species before moving on to the next. To ask other readers questions about The Study of Counterpointplease sign counterpointt. Open Preview See a Problem? Gradus ad Parnassum essentially codifies the process of counterpoint.