This is the second episode of a fugue I have completed. Here is the link to the full thing: https://musescore.com/williamjegertiii/g-major-fugue-adagietto-synth-and-beat
At any rate, I've been reviewing it and there is a musical problem that I can't seem to find the answer to.
Combining counterpoint theory and chord theory can prove difficult sometimes, because it's difficult to find "correct" answers. Any answers that are "correct" in my mind are ones that are justifiable to me, not simply based on conventions.
I will paste a few measures.
The root chords are in the middle, the annotations at the top are my own key analysis shorthand. Link to my site where I explain this: https://musicofbach.com/locating-the-tonal-center-shorthand-understanding/
In short, any chord I post in the middle of the grand staff necessarily relates to the key I notated at the top.
Anyway, now the problem:
The episode begins on the 3rd measure of my pasted example. In each measure from then on out, the phrase ends with a 7th chord. Each of the 7th chords are in 6/5 inversion, yet do not resolve "conventionally" where the 3rd of the chord rises by step to the root of the next chord. I opted not to do this because I like the descending bass line in each measure.
The problem, so to speak, is that the chordal 7th of the chord resolves up each time, whereas conventional thought says the 7th must resolve down.
Now, from a counterpoint perspective, dissonant 7ths must resolve by step to consonants. Yet a 6/5 chord technically contains no dissonance, not with the bass at all. The chordal 7th does indeed resolve by step to a consonant, just not down like conventional thought encourages.
I know counterpoint deals mainly with consonance/dissonance in relation to the bass itself, and this issue really only deals with the chord's 7th.
The episode ends in the first measure of the next pasted example, before entering into the final entry of the subject.
You will notice that in this measure, I include a 7th chord where the chordal 7th does indeed resolve down, and the 3rd of the chord does indeed resolve up to the root of the next. In my mind, this somewhat rectified the problem.
I'm looking for some outside opinions on the this matter. I am grateful to any answer I receive.