Lindsay Davidson 
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5th Species

This is where everything you have learned so far is applied...

Quite simply, now join all the species together in one big mixture.!

New term:

Échappée - jumping off a suspension to a note one step higher then resolving normally (i.e. followed by a jump of a third down, after a step up).

Stylistic issues to try to remember:
  • Start with large note values and have a crescendo in rhythm as the piece goes on.
  • End with a suspension which resolves to a stepwise cadence.
  • Quavers (eighth notes) should only be used either to embellish the resolution of a suspension, or going in one direction and filling in the leap of a fourth.
  • Quavers (eighth notes) should not be used too much. They should only be used as embellishments or as part of a neighbour note figure and should only appear at weak points in the bar.

Counterpoint Index
Cantus Firmus
1st Species
2nd Species
3rd Species
4th Species
5th Species

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