Counterpoint

two or more lines of A melody played at The same time
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Counterpoint

• (n.) The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies. • (n.) An opposite point • (n.) The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody • (n.) Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic mu...
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counterpoint

noun a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
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Counterpoint

[publisher] Counterpoint LLC is a publishing company distributed by Perseus Books Group launched in 2007. It was formed from the consolidation of three presses: Perseus` Counterpoint Press, Avalon Publishing Group`s Shoemaker & Hoard and the independent Soft Skull Press. The company publishes books under the Counterpoint Press and Soft Skul...
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Counterpoint

[Radio National] Counterpoint is a status-quo challenging Australian weekly radio program that is broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation`s Radio National. ==Programming== Counterpoint has been active in promoting criticism of the scientific consensus on global warming, and has regularly featured guests who adopt a position of ...
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Counterpoint

[radio] Counterpoint is a BBC Radio 4 quiz. Described in the show`s introduction as `The general knowledge music quiz`, the questions are about music, from classical, jazz, pop, musicals, and all other forms of music. It was originally hosted by Ned Sherrin (1986–2006). In the chair for the 2007 series was Edward Seckerson with Paul Gamba...
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Counterpoint

[Schenker] Counterpoint (Kontrapunkt in the original German) is the second volume of Heinrich Schenker`s New Musical Theories and Fantasies (the first is Harmony and the third is Free Composition). It is divided into two `Books`, the first published in 1910, and the second in 1922. The subject matter of the work is species counterpoint, als...
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Counterpoint

Coun'ter·point` noun [ Counter- + point .] An opposite point [ Obsolete] Sir E. Sandys.
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counterpoint

art of combining different melodic lines in a musical composition. It is the most characteristic element in Western music and a major distinguishing ... [13 related articles]
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Counterpoint

Art of combining with a given melody, one or more simultaneous and independent melodies. -- L.V.
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counterpoint

counterpoint, in music, the art of combining melodies each of which is independent though forming part of a homogeneous texture. The term derives from the Latin for “point against point,” meaning note against note in referring to the notation of plainsong. The academic study of counterpo...
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Counterpoint

In music, counterpoint is the simultaneous combination of two or more melodies. Although counterpoint is nearly synonymous with polyphony (a musical texture containing two or more melodies simultaneously), the two words differ slightly in common usage. Polyphony refers to textures in general (polyphonic versus homophonic) and to early music (mediev...
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counterpoint

In music, Counterpoint is the writing of musical lines that sound different on their own, but harmonize when played together. How the melody of a song interacts with the other lines is the focus of Counterpoint.
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counterpoint

In music, two or more lines that are arranged so that they fit well together. Even though the combination of the melodies is the main aim, they must make a satisfactory harmony. Another word for this is polyphony. Giovanni Palestrina and Johann Sebastian Bach were masters of counterpoint. It originat...
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Counterpoint

Phrasing of movement in opposition to a rhythm.
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Counterpoint

The compositional art of combining two or more simultaneous melodic lines. A polyphonic texture.
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Counterpoint

The compositional art of combining two or more simultaneous melodic lines (polyphonic texture)
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Counterpoint

this is a musical term used to talk about dance as well. When referring to music, it expresses the harmonic interdependence or relationship between two melodic lines whose rhythm and contour are different. When referring to dance, it expresses the same but in choreographic terms
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Counterpoint

Two or three melodic lines played at the same time.
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counterpoint

[n] - a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies 2. [v] - write in counterpoint
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