[Smt-talk] Gradus ab Parnasu

Jeffrey Perry jperry at lsu.edu
Sun Jan 26 17:23:09 PST 2014

There are too many consonant melodic intervals. The F# in the cpt. (m. 2) should be an F-natural to fix this. Source: David Nicholls, "American Experimental Music 1890-1940" (Cambridge University Press, 1990), pp.90-92.
Jeff Perry
Professor of Music Theory
277 Music and Dramatic Arts
School of Music, College of Music & Dramatic Arts
Louisiana State University
jperry at lsu.edu / (225) 578-3556 (voice) / (225) 578-2562 (fax)

From: Stephen Soderberg <hyperchord at me.com<mailto:hyperchord at me.com>>
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8:07 AM
To: smt-talk <smt-talk at societymusictheory.org<mailto:smt-talk at societymusictheory.org>>
Subject: [Smt-talk] Gradus ab Parnasu

A private student submitted the attached 1st species exercise to me last week. He certainly didn't break any rules, but I'm tempted to grade him down because my ear tells me there is too much contrary motion.[cntrpt.png] Still I don't want to confuse him. I'm tutoring him & he will be starting college next year. He wants to major in theory. Can anyone give me some advice?


Stephen Soderberg
Music Division
Library of Congress
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