COUNTERPOINT CHECK SHEET Theory I

COUNTERPOINT CHECK SHEET Theory I - COUNTERPOINT CHECK...

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COUNTERPOINT CHECK SHEET AND CORRECTION CHART Melody 1. Your melody is weak for the following reasons: A. Too many skips resulting in an awkward line; move primarily by step. B. Too much stepwise action; use a few more skips. C. Dull line, monotonous, circles itself, range too small; no shape, curve or climax. D. You keep bumping your head on top (or bottom) note of the melody. E. Try for a single high (or low) climax note and don’t return to it. The leading tone makes a poor climax note, since you never resolve it up to the tonic. F. In major keys never use accidentals; in minor, use accidentals only to raise the sixth and/or seventh scale degrees when needed. G. Resolve the leading tone to tonic; don’t just casually leap away H. No melodic diminished or augmented intervals allowed, no augmented 2 nd , augmented 4 th , no dim. 5 th , etc. Only M2, m2, M3, m3, M6, m6, 8ve, P5, P4 are a allowed. (Remember, the P4 is allowed melodically ONLY, Not harmonically!) K. No melodic compound intervals allowed. (No leaps over an octave; the leap of
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