Music Theory Opinion:
Texture and Polyphony: What They Don’t (and Should) Tell You on the First Day of Counterpoint (and Harmony) Class


essentialdecibels.comI’ve taken counterpoint and harmony (twice) at the post-secondary level, and there is one essential concept which was never adequately explained in any of these courses. My second run at music school (after I took a few years off) benefited from a genuine interest in classical composition, and a substantial amount of experience with the jazz theory that I acquired in the first go-round. In this article, I will explain how I finally came to understand both the value and limitations of these fields of study. Continue reading