Counterpoint in the Baroque Period: Definition, Harmony & Examples


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Which musical texture is an example of counterpoint?

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1. Which counterpoint style was typically used in dance suites and preludes during the Baroque era?

2. How does counterpoint work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet and interactive quiz will test you on counterpoint in the context of the Baroque period and its specific characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which type of texture counterpoint would be considered
  • The definition of counterpoint
  • What musical technique was used during the Baroque Era
  • When Fux's 'Gradus ad Parnassum' was written
  • The piece of music that has the strictest counterpoint

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main phrases such as counterpoint
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of composition with the strictest counterpoint

Additional Learning

To learn more about a musical style, review the corresponding lesson titled Counterpoint in the Baroque Period: Definition, Harmony & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines counterpoint
  • Examines harmony in the context of counterpoint
  • Explores species counterpoint
  • Describes specific examples of counterpoint in the Baroque period