Friday, March 11, 2016

Counterpoint: Round The World

Hey guys! Today we finally started talking counterpoint! Not the most advanced counterpoint, certainly, but that's ok, we've gotta start somewhere. Let's talk rounds!

1) Let's start by talking about counterpoint. Had you heard of it before? If so, in what context? If not, what do you think of the idea? Either way, can you think of some examples you've encountered before?

2) Let's look at other rounds. Pick another round you remember and look up the melody. Analyze it like we did with Frere Jacques and see if you can figure out what the underlying chord progression is. Some of them only have one chord, others have way more. See what you can find!

3) Finally, let's try writing your own! It's not as hard as it sounds. We actually made a video demonstrating this, which you can watch here if you haven't already:

Just pick a chord progression you like and see what you can do with it. If you can't come up with one on your own, try this one:

Or use one of your own. Up to you! Good luck! As always, you can put your answers in the comments below or on the main video. See you next week!

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