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Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh 53 minutes ago. 53 Replies

Hello Dear Forumers. :) Very happy to write my first post.I'm an amateur and like to study works of classical masters to see how certain things are done and among other things I also try to grasp…Continue

 

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H. S. Teoh replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"@Ingo: why bother telling his ears what to think, if they truly find the sounds "ghastly and horrid"? It's not as though there is an objective measure of how "horrible" a sound is perceived by some random listener."
52 minutes ago
Ingo Lee replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"@ Mr. Zarb-Cousin There are many things on this earth that are "ghastly and horrid" but I promise you none of them are sounds coming out of speakers or headphones. When you do encounter things that are truly "ghastly and horrid",…"
1 hour ago
Bob Morabito replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"Rowy--no one is being offensive, at least not me..its a shame youre taking it that way, as it isnt intended. I took your saying about "growing up and destroying the modern stuff"--as a joke--and joked back about it. Bur we really should…"
2 hours ago
Rowy van Hest replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"And now you're being offensive. The more I was praised for my so called modern work, the more I wanted to destroy it and so I did. It was nothing more than "interesting" music and even as a young composer I knew that this kind of…"
2 hours ago
Bob Morabito replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"I couldnt agree more H.S.-thanks :) Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
3 hours ago
Bob Morabito replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
3 hours ago
H. S. Teoh replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"Hi Bob, just wanted say that despite all the things we disagree on, this is spot on. Composers should be sincere and write what they feel, rather than what they think others would like.  If they won't stand by it, then why write it in the…"
3 hours ago
Bob Morabito replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"Hi Daniel- I dont take it that way--simply that they find it interesting, or different. And I find it MUCH better to not think one has failed because of others opinions. Write what you feel, and stand by it. Thanks Bob…"
3 hours ago
Bob Morabito replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"I already said that it also does affect me, but that I do spend hours each and every day to listening to newly composed music of all genres. So I am still hearing a broad spectrum of whats out there, of all kinds, and perhaps you might do the same…"
3 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"There are a whole host of aspects to a piece that one can respect, admire or find thievable without ever once being personally taken by it as a whole."
3 hours ago
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
3 hours ago
Rowy van Hest replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"I'm almost afraid to listen to your music now :-)"
3 hours ago
Rowy van Hest replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"The subsidized part Ive read and am familiar with (IRCAM)  but I honestly really do find it hard to believe that the younger generation prefers to write tonal music. They do and it's not my fault, because I couldn't care less :-) I…"
3 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"Great post Socrates and a priceless link. My training in early polyphony came via Contrapuntal technique in the 16 thc by R.O.Morris. which was a less pedantic book than the species book by Swindon I also ploughed through. The Morris is an excellent…"
3 hours ago
Daniel Zarb-Cousin replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
""It's very... interesting" is code for "I don't feel at all taken by it."  If the first thing people say about my music is that it is "interesting" or "different" to them, I will feel as though…"
3 hours ago
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Amol's discussion Please help me understand Beethoven (or counterpoint in general)
"Hi Amol, a reply just on J. J. Fux   Fux wrote his book as a kind of instruction on composition. He came up with the idea of species counterpoint though, as a didactic method. So far so good, but there it is in the outset of his concept the…"
4 hours ago

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Poland
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I enjoy classical music and I try to compose some works myself. I also like to learn and study scores but it's hard sometimes. :)

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