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Element of Classical Music #1: Counterpoint

To clarify what exactly makes classical music, well, classical music, and what makes it so great and full of rich depth we will take an adventure into an element of it: Counterpoint. Counterpoint is the relationship between varying voices, rhythms, and harmonic elements. Written typically with 2-4 voices, the elements of counterpoint all work together and in contrast with each other to make brilliant harmonies and consonances to bring a piece to a more whole, full piece. This is also a big element in music theory which is based upon the 'rules' that Johann Sebastian Bach paved for future composers. I implore you to check out this link on Counterpoint via Wikipedia for a more in depth explanation.



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