Music Composers Unite!
Hi all! Someone – I don’t remember who exactly - commented a while back on one of my posts that my technique/theory didn’t have enough musical examples, making it difficult to understand. In the…Continue
Contemporary counterpoint - a rich subject. here is the link to the score of the thomic - the Newtonal version of fugue. For those unable to access Scorch/Sibelius I've supplied the pdf file. I would…Continue
NEWTONAL FUGUE: THOMIC The thomic is, in some ways, the most rewarding of the Thomes & Phases techniques. In the same way that tonal music (the interplay and flux between consonance and…Continue
Suffering from what I call “contrapunctitis” (you won’t find it in the medical dictionary) I am naturally biased, but I believe free counterpoint to be one of mankind’s greatest achievements. As an expressive device, it is without parallel in any other language with the possible exception of mathematics – its nearest relative. Of all its practitioners, Beethoven pips the others to the post. From the simplest diatonic devices of the earlier works through to the late fugues, no other…Continue