I try to learn rules of counterpoint. Yesterday I got this nice source of rules. The second rule there states:
The 7th degree must resolve to the tonic, or it can descend stepwise if the preceding note is the tonic.
I want to be sure that I understand it right. Here is my understanding:
Whenever we have the 7th degree (not necessarily in the end of the melody, it can be in the middle), we need to make one step up to move to the 8th degree (tonic). Is it correct? Or it is meant that after 7th degree we need to move 6 steps down to the 1st degree? Or both are allowed?