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Counterpoint is very important to raise skills in music composition and improvisation. What method or publication do you suggest?

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I suspect that this question might not met the standards of stack exchange in that it would be opinion based. That being said, I looked back at my reading diary (http://don.dream-in-color.net/books/archive.php4?iSubject=83 ) to see what I'd read and thought about books on counterpoint.

I started with Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Style of the Sixteenth Century by Knud Jeppesen and found it helpful, although as I noted in my diary, I found actually performing Palestrina in a choir to be more useful. The next book I read was Counterpoint by Walter Piston which I found more lucid, but it might have been because it was the second book on the topic that I read.

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    Please try to resist the temptation to answer off-topic questions - it gives people the [unfortunately now correct] impression they can ask anything & get an answer. – Tetsujin Jul 20 at 7:22

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