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The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux Home Study Course - Complete Edition

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Initially created for a 7-week online class mentoring program, you can now get, in a single package, the PDF book of The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux, PLUS Peter Lawrence Alexander's 14 lesson PDFs and approximately 2 hours of supporting video lectures so you can have this advanced study option to do at your own pace. These fourteen lessons and material in the book are roughly the equivalent of a semester's worth of work in college, again, that you do at your own pace.

Please note: this is NOT an academic theoretical approach. Initially, you'll do all your work with just the Dorian mode. From there, all the remaining modes are open to you.

Please note: the course does NOT teach RULES! It teaches PRINCIPLES that you can apply to ANY style of music. Once you've learned to apply these principles, you then have the skill to write music on demand - in as many different music styles you know: classical, jazz, rap, you name it!

That's why this is a practical course for songwriters, arrangers, and composers who want to:
  • improve their melodic skills;
  • expand their melodic language by learning to write modally;
  • learn how to harmonize their song;
  • learn how to create a starting bass line;
  • learn how to create a counterline above and below the melody;
  • learn how to create interesting harmonizations;
  • learn how to improvise;
  • (for jazz players) learn how to apply chord scales in jazz and other styles.

  • You will:
  • write and record all your work;
  • apply concepts with exercises;
  • apply concepts to a maximum of five different songs, preferably from different styles.

  • You'll need:
  • to ideally budget 2-4 hours per week, but you can set your own pace;
  • preferably have sequencing or notation software with vocal, strings, and piano samples to record your work. If you only have access to a piano, that's OK.

  • Included In Complete Edition Course:
  • PDF edition of The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux, 561 pgs.
  • 14 Lessons in PDF format.
  • Approx. 2 hours of supporting video lectures (.mov format for Mac and PC).


  • The Instant Composer: Counterpoint By Fux Lesson Plan
    As mentioned above, the course was originally structured for a 7-week class, but you can work through the lessons at your own pace.

    Week 1
    Lesson 1: Understanding The So Called "Rules" Of Counterpoint
    Lesson 2: Modes and Chord Scales

    Week 2
    Lesson 3: Harmonizing The Melodic Line
    Lesson 4: Harmonizing The Melody - The Next Step

    Week 3
    Lesson 5: Dorian Bass Line - Note Against Note
    Lesson 6: Creating A Counterline Above The Melody

    Week 4
    Lesson 7: Dorian - Two Notes Against One Note
    Lesson 8: Dorian - Two Notes Against One Note: Counter Theme Below

    Week 5
    Lesson 9: Dorian - Four Notes Against One Note: Counter Theme Above
    Lesson 10: Dorian - Four Notes Against One Note: Counter Theme Below

    Week 6
    Lesson 11: Dorian - Syncopation And Suspensions
    Lesson 12: Dorian - Syncopation And Suspensions: Below The Melody

    Week 7
    Lessons 13-14 - The Whole Pie




    Download Info:
  • Your download file(s) will be available for 30 days after purchase.
  • x1 zip file containing your PDF book.
  • x1 .zip file containing your PDF Lessons.
  • x2 .zip files containing your supporting Video Lectures (.mov format for Mac and PC).
  • x1 PDF "Read Me First" document.
  • approx. 469MB compressed (484MB decompressed).


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