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The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux Home Study Course

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Initially created for an online class mentoring program, you can now get, in a single package, the PDF book of The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux, PLUS Peter L. Alexander's 14 video lectures with supplemental PDFs so you can have this advanced study option to do at your own pace. These fourteen video 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;
  • preferably have sequencing or notation software with vocal samples to record your work so that all examples can be heard with a vocal/choral sound.

  • 100% Downloadable Content:
  • PDF eBook edition of The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux, 561 pgs.
  • 14 QuickTime video lessons and supporting PDFs.
  • Download size: almost 500MB.

  • Week 1
    Lesson 1 - melodic movement and song analysis
    Lesson 2 - Two-voice motion

    Week 2
    Lesson 3 - Implied harmony
    Lesson 4 - Four modes

    Week 3
    Lessons 5-6 - One against one

    Week 4
    Lessons 7-8 - Two against one

    Week 5
    Lessons 9-10 - Four against one

    Week 6
    Lessons 11-12 - Syncopation

    Week 7
    Lessons 13-14 - The whole pie