Copyright

Counterpoint in Music: Definition, Music Theory & Examples

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What does counterpoint mean?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Who wrote Gradus ad Parnassum?

2. Who is considered the preeminent contrapuntal composer?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of counterpoint in music. Areas of specific focus include musicians related to the topic and the rules of counterpoint.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What counterpoint means
  • Who wrote Gradus ad Parnassum
  • Which musician is considered the preeminent contrapuntal composer
  • The primary rule to remember in counterpoint
  • How many species are in counterpoint

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet set address the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rules and facts surrounding counterpoint in music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific composers

Additional Learning

To learn more about note intervals and their movement types, review the corresponding lesson titled Counterpoint in Music: Definition, Music Theory & Examples. The lesson will help you to:

  • Define counterpoint
  • Examine the theory and rules behind it
  • Discuss the five species of counterpoint
  • Explore specific contrapuntal composers and works
Support