The 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 with contrapuntal styles from the Baroque period to the 21st century. Also available is a companion volume, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint, which focuses on 16th-century techniques and covers modal music from Gregorian chant through the 17th century.
1. Species Counterpoint in Major and Minor Modes 2. Eighteenth-Century Thoroughbass and Chorale Harmonization 3. The Chorale Prelude 4. Continuo-Homophony in Baroque Music 5. Sequences and Invertible Counterpoint 6. The Two-Part Inventions of J.S. Bach 7. Three-Voice Counterpoint 8. Rounds and Canons 9. Fugue 10. Counterpoint in Nineteenth-Century Music 11. Counterpoint in Twentieth Century Music