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Definition of figured counterpoint
figured counterpointFigurate Fig"ur*ate, a. [L. figuratus, p. p. of figurare. See
1. Of a definite form or figure.
Plants are all figurate and determinate, which
inanimate bodies are not. --Bacon.
2. Figurative; metaphorical. [Obs.] --Bale.
3. (Mus.) Florid; figurative; involving passing discords by
the freer melodic movement of one or more parts or voices
in the harmony; as, figurate counterpoint or descant.
Figurate counterpoint or descant (Mus.), that which is
not simple, or in which the parts do not move together
tone for tone, but in which freer movement of one or more
parts mingles passing discords with the harmony; -- called
also figural, figurative, and figured counterpoint
or descant (although the term figured is more commonly
applied to a bass with numerals written above or below to
indicate the other notes of the harmony).
Figurate numbers (Math.), numbers, or series of numbers,
formed from any arithmetical progression in which the
first term is a unit, and the difference a whole number,
by taking the first term, and the sums of the first two,
first three, first four, etc., as the successive terms of
a new series, from which another may be formed in the same
manner, and so on, the numbers in the resulting series
being such that points representing them are capable of
symmetrical arrangement in different geometrical figures,
as triangles, squares, pentagons, etc.
Note: In the following example, the two lower lines are
composed of figurate numbers, those in the second line
being triangular, and represented thus: -- . 1, 2, 3,
4, etc. . . . 1, 3, 6, 10, etc. . . . . . . . etc. 1,
4, 10, 20, etc . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meaning of figured counterpoint from wikipedia
- In music, counterpoint
is the relationship between voices which
are harmonically interdependent
(polyphony) yet independent
and contour. It has...
- but related, meanings
to intervals, chords, voices
), and melodies. The concept
is the art of creating
an accompaniment, from a figured
in real time, or as a detained
, and figured
b**** is a visual representation
of those harmonies commonly
emplo**** in musical
performance. With figured
- did not accompany another
part. It was not a figured
b****, for Neapolitan partimenti
were rarely figured
a b****, it could
as well be a soprano...
- Regarding counterpoint
, Niedt calls
it the musical equivalent
of "spelling," and suggests
that counterpoint arises
from the realization
pop British Baroque music counterpoint early music revival festivals ensembles historically informed performance Figured
b**** monody notes
(strenger Satz), by which
he meant species counterpoint
. He did this by developing
a clear melody
line over a subordinate chordal
accompaniment, but counterpoint
was by no means
forgotten, especially later
in the period. It also makes...
- with Bohuslav
Matěj Černohorský, counterpoint
with Jan Zach and František Tůma, and, according
to Dlabacž, figured
b**** with Felix
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