I am working through some beginner counterpoint exercises, and I wrote this harmony above part of a cantus firmus:
By my understanding this should be a 3rd to a 5th, which should be acceptable, but when I played it in line with the rest of the piece, it didn't sound so great. Not that everything written in counterpoint should sound great, but I was wondering if it was a hidden consecutive fifth because the
C/A kind of evoke a phantom
F to complete the
F major triad or the
a minor triad, both of which would create a parallel fifth if present.
Can anyone shed a little light as to what might be going on here, or is my ear lying to me?
Here's my version of the example exercise taken from Chapter 1 of Fux's Counterpoint from which I ended up creating the aforesaid progression (my harmony on top, the cantus firmus below):
Restated: Is this a hidden consecutive fifth, and why or why not?