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Name: An Introduction to Counterpoint
ID: m11634
Language: English (en)
Summary: A basic introduction to the element of music called counterpoint, with some useful terms.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: canon, contrapuntal, counterpoint, fugue, music, polyphonic, polyphony, rounds
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (

Latest version: 1.9 (history)
First publication date: Jul 3, 2003 2:58 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Oct 1, 2011 7:28 pm +0000


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Version History

Version: 1.11 Feb 15, 2013 8:18 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
took down call for research study participants

Version: 1.10 Jan 18, 2013 5:14 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
added call for research study participants

Version: 1.9 Oct 1, 2011 7:28 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones Currently viewing this version.
link to blog

Version: 1.8 Mar 11, 2011 4:40 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
removed from survey

Version: 1.7 Apr 12, 2010 8:03 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
linked to survey

Version: 1.6 Dec 31, 2009 4:48 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Added Google analytics code

Version: 1.5 Oct 5, 2007 2:20 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
slight changes to metadata

Version: 1.4 Jan 11, 2007 12:13 pm +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
removed activities to a separate module, updated text and links

Version: 1.3 May 24, 2005 3:16 pm +0000 by Charlet Reedstrom
update to cnxml-0.5

Version: 1.2 Feb 23, 2004 11:12 am +0000 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Finished module

Version: 1.1 Oct 17, 2003 9:58 am +0000 by (None)
New (unfinished) module.

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