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Writing a fugue is a mixture of imagination, organization, and mastery of your tools. If you are making a drawing, keeping track of the perspective, the objects you want to appear, and just what object will obscur what other object can be done using ruler and overpainting/erasing as you go. How much time spend masters erasing obscured objects? Fugue ...


My take is that, to a large extent, the basic principles of counterpoint remain the same -- composing independent melodic lines which interact with each other harmonically. To that extent, the difference in contrapuntal music of various styles will largely mirror the difference in those style's non contrapuntal music. This means that you can combine a study ...

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