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counterpoint

- when two melodic lines are brought together hormonollay

2

cantus firmus

- when you'l have tow lines, one to be fixed and one to create counterpoint
- CA - cantus firmus
- CPT - counter point line added
- CF1 - the cantus firmus line

3

first species

- a type of part writing, when we write note-to-note
- note-to-note: when we are part writing melodically a single note to another single note. such as cantus firmus

4

steps

- when the notes are a whole or half step apart

5

leaps

- are a 4th or more apart

6

skips

- a 3rd apart

7

good part writing

- you want to use mostly steps with a skip or leap added in here or there
- leaps should be approached and left by steps, always followed by a step in the opposite direction from the leap

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things we want to avoid

- cross relation: when we have lower 6th to a raised 6th in successive order
- chromatic half step: in part writing is when we have the raised 6th then the leading tone

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In first species counterpoint (note to note) what is the ratio between two lines?

- 1:1

10

When the two lines of first species counterpoint are joined together, what is formed

- harmonies

11

A good harmonic line has only one ___ and the quality of the intervals between each line should be ___

- leap; consonant

12

Which of the following are not acceptable in first species counterpoint?

- cross relation

13

Arabic numerals between the cantus firmus and counterpoint indicate the ___ between the pitches

- distance

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