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Old 08-26-2005, 01:06 AM
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Default Counter Point basics

What is Counter Point? its made up of intervals
just sounds like intervals to me

How do i write a Canon?
It seems like i Shift or nudge the melody line
and start the second melody one note from
the starting note these creates Delays?

How do i write a imitation?
i just start a 5th down from the starting note?

What are some basic Counterpoint concepts ?
example i play a C major scale C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,
counterpointer: C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D
canon: C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C

See how's its "Delay" by a interval note
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:32 PM
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Hello Walters and thank you for your post.

I suggest you to find your answers online on Wikipedia:


or by purchasing some counterpoint or composition book on Amazon.com:


Actually your questions require a lot of information to be delivered and it is outside the purpose of this forum. Anyway if any user want to add his/her advice, any idea is very welcome!

My best wishes,
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