Counterpoint in Music: Definition, Music Theory & Examples


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What does counterpoint mean?

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1. Who wrote Gradus ad Parnassum?

2. Who is considered the preeminent contrapuntal composer?

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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