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A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

_SEVENTH EDITION_

A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

By

Friedrich J. Lehmann

_Instructor of Theory in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Author of "Lessons in Harmony"_

G. SCHIRMER, INC.

NEW YORK

PREFACE

The purpose of this work is to supply the need in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music of a text-book on Simple Counterpoint containing a definite assignment of lessons, and affording more practice than usual in combining species.

It is a treatise on strict counterpoint, but strict in a limited sense only. In two-part counterpoint with other than the first species in both parts, dissonances are permitted under certain conditions, and in three- and four-part writing the unprepared seventh and ninth, and the six-four chord, are allowed in certain ways.

While the illustrations have been written in close score, it is nevertheless urged that all exercises be written out in open score, as the movement of the different parts is thus more clearly seen.

The use of the C-clefs is left optional with the teacher.

A knowledge of harmony is presupposed, hence nothing is said pertaining to it.

The author wishes to express his indebtedness to Professor A.E. Heacox for his help and advice.

F.J. LEHMANN.

OBERLIN, OHIO, _Jan. 6, 1907._

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SIMPLE COUNTERPOINT

LESSON I. Definitions and Illustrations.

SIMPLE COUNTERPOINT IN TWO PARTS

First Species: Note against Note. Examples and Exercises.

LESSON II. Second Species: Two Notes against One. Examples and Exercises.

LESSON III. Second Species in Both Parts. Examples. Second Species Mixed in Both Parts. Examples and Exercises.

LESSON IV. Third Species: Four Notes against One. First Species against Six Notes. Second Species Continuously in Both Parts. Examples and Exercises.

LESSON V. Third Species in Both Parts; Mixed. Third Species Continuously in Both Parts. Two Notes against Four; Two against Six; Three against Six. Examples and Exercises.

LESSON VI. Fourth Species: Two Notes Syncopated against One. Three Notes Syncopated against One. Two Notes against Four; Two against Six; Three against Six. Examples and Exercises.


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