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For a long time I've wanted to teach myself counterpoint, but haven't been able to find any materials online. Are there any hidden tutorials anyone knows of, or good books written in English in the public domain online? Any kind of counterpoint is fine. I just want to start learning.

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Don't forget that your local library is full of books that you can check out for free! Libraries nowaday are modernized. At my library I am able to search for music books online and then reserve those books for pickup. – Dasaru Sep 16 '11 at 3:50

A Practical Approach to Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint - this is a great resource. Then, work to this one: A Practical Approach to Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint. I've used both of these in my studies and highly recommend them!

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Well, there's always "the" book on counterpoint. There may be a translation online somewhere; that said, this one is pretty inexpensive, just not online.

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I came across this page a while ago on google. The applet only works on windows, but I found it fun and informative.

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