Counterpoint
(KOWN-tur poynt)


[Lat.]


The art of combining two or more melodies to be performed simultaneously and musically. In counterpoint, the melody is supported by another melody rather than by chords.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 1
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 25
Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 4
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 26
Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 7
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 27

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