The Art of Counterpoint

Early Music Sources

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Created and edited by Elam Rotem, Early Music Sources (EMS) is a highly informative and entertaining website and YouTube Channel that focuses on the history, theory, and performance practice of 16th and 17th-century music music. The following videos are related to this course:

Selected Topics

  1. Gregorian chant {YouTube; Footnotes: EMS}
  2. Modes in the 16th and 17th centuries {YouTube; Footnotes: EMS}
  3. Cadences in the 16th and 17th centuries {YouTube; Footnotes: EMS}
  4. Musica ficta {YouTube; Footnotes}
  5. Other

Useful Playlists
  1. Counterpoint {YouTube Playlist}
  2. Notation {YouTube Playlist}
  3. Tuning {YouTube Playlist}

Selected Videos on Topics Related to Analysis, Composition, and Improvisation
  1. Basso Continuo & Partimento
  2. Improvisation & Diminution
  3. Canon
  4. Score Analysis


Elam Rotem, Early Music Sources  –

Updated: June 14, 2024

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