## Exercises30.9Practice Exercises

Species Counterpoint: Day One

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For each exercise below, write first species (note-against-note) counterpoint. Write the intervallic distance from the cantus firmus (“c.f.”) to the counterpoint in the blanks above the staff. Remember to begin and end with an octave or unison, to proceed to the last unison by step in both voices, and use only consonances (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10).

###### 2.

For the exercises below, write second species counterpoint—two half notes in each measure except the last. Each downbeat must be a consonance. The only dissonance allowed is the passing tone. Write the intervallic distance from the cantus firmus (“c.f.”) to the counterpoint in the blanks above the staff. Circle all dissonant numbers (2, 4, and 7) and label passing tones with “pt.”

###### 3.

For each exercise below, write third species counterpoint (quarter notes). Circle all dissonant interval numbers and label passing tones and cambiata figures.

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For each exercise below, write fourth species counterpoint (suspensions and syncopations). Circle all dissonant interval numbers and label suspensions with “sus” and syncopations with “sync.”

###### 5.

Complete these invention expositions by following the I–I–V–V–I harmonic pattern and transposing and modifying the theme accordingly.

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For this fugue from the second Kyrie eleison of Bach's Mass in B Minor (BWV 232), specify formal sections (expositions and episodes), motives (subject, answer, countersubjects, and fragments thereof), and key areas for expositions only in the table below. This fugue contains more “counterpoint” (material not derived for subjects or countersubjects) than the C minor fugue in the body of the text.

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