As mentioned before, I really enjoyed the Counterpoint class I took during my third term with Berklee Online. The course materials, assignments and instructor were all great.

As with every other Berklee Online class I’ve taken so far, there was a lot of information covered in the 12 weeks. Some of the highlights were: Consonance & Dissonance, Ratios (1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 and Syncopation), Vertical Harmonic Analysis, Types of Cadences (Authentic, Deceptive, Half & Plagal), Chord Tones & Non-Chord Tones, Motivic Manipulation, Canons (Simple, Accompanied, Crab), Two Voice Counterpoint with Simple Canon, Three-Part Imitative Counterpoint, Ground Bass, Canons at intervals other than the octave, Double Counterpoint, Prolation & Mensuration (rhythmic relationships between melodic lines) and Augmentation & Diminution.

Here are some of the pieces that I put together for this term’s assignments and exercises.