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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 416
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Modal Counterpoint
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Elia Peterson
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to two-part species counterpoint including invertible counterpoint, cadence formulas, mixed values and the imitative duo.

Students with credit in MUSI 407 cannot receive credit in MUSI 416.

Prerequisites: MUSI 366
REQUIRED TEXTS: Schubert, Peter. Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignments (8 @ 5% each)40%
Mid-term Exam25%
Final Exam35%
100%
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Chapter 1: Mode
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to Two-Part Species Counterpoint
  • Chapter 3: First Species
  • Chapter 4: Second Species
  • Chapter 5: Third Species
  • Chapter 6: Fourth Species
  • Chapter 7: Mixed Values (Florid Counterpoint)
  • Chapter 8: Repetition of a Motive
  • Chapter 10: Cadence Formulas in Two Voices
  • Chapter 11: Two Parts in Mixed Values
  • Chapter 12: The Imitative Duo
  • Chapter 13: Invertible Counterpoint
  • Performance of Imitative Duos and Canons


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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