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Dissonant counterpointlocked

  • John D. Spilker


Dissonant counterpoint is a compositional method based on subverting the rules associated with traditional contrapuntal techniques; for example, in its strictest manifestation dissonant intervals are used primarily, and while consonant intervals are allowed, they are preceded and followed by dissonant intervals.

The early development of dissonant counterpoint (...

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