Counterpointer 3 Features
  • Counterpointer® is the first counterpoint instruction software ever to offer evaluation of both species and free counterpoint, and can serve both as a self-contained introduction to counterpoint and as a tool to accompany counterpoint textbooks. Version 3 is a free upgrade for all Counterpointer 2 customers and offers a new interface and compatibility with the latest computer systems (if you own Counterpointer 2 just visit our Installers page and use your serial number to download the new one).

  • Includes notation tools for entering and saving music and more than 150 user-controllable style rules

  • Species counterpoint exercises based on a cantus firmus invented by the computer - always new.

  • Species counterpoint exercises based on the Fux examples (2, 3, and 4 parts)

  • Helpful feedback identifies style departures - you can re-evaluate repeatedly until you have a perfect score.

  • Exercises in realizing Roman numerals in 4-part vocal harmony (harmony based on Bach examples)

  • Exercises in realizing figured bass in 4-part vocal harmony (harmony and bass from Bach examples)

  • Free counterpoint in 2-8 voices using your own choice of style rules

  • An onscreen manual offering a basic introduction to counterpoint and explanations of each rule

  • Each staff can use any of the 127 MIDI instrument sounds.

  • Compositions can be saved, heard, printed, and exported as MIDI files or MusicXML files.

  • Counterpointer's student file is the same type as those used by Practica Musica: if you are in a class using Webstudents online reporting your progress can be reported to an instructor the same way as Practica Musica.

  • As with Practica Musica 7 and Songworks 4, notation is highly adjustable and can be edited either in left-right (panorama) or page view. Drag note stems to adjust flags and beams, drag bar lines to compress or expand measures (you are not required to have a fixed number of measures per line). Items will be positioned proportionally in each measure even when you shrink or expand a measure. Drag notes up or down to change their pitch, drag them left or right to fine-tune their positions, and drag control boxes to change the curve of a slur or the angle of a bracket.

  • Hear your work at either standard A440 pitch or A415 (A415 is often used by early music performers)

  • Windows and Mac versions are file-compatible (you can use the same music files with either).

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