Counterpointer 4+

For the study of counterpoint

Ars Nova Software, LLC

    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings
    • $49.99



Software for the study of counterpoint!

Counterpointer provides music notation tools and exercises in traditional counterpoint, both species and free counterpoint in 2, 3, 4, or more parts. It will analyze what you write and comment on any departures from the chosen style, whether it is Palestrina, Bach vocal, a custom style, or any of the five species used in counterpoint instruction. You can evaluate your work repeatedly, hear it, save it, and print it. Counterpointer includes a study guide with general advice on writing counterpoint and specific guides for each of the five species. Begin with first species (note-against-note) and work your way up!

What’s New

Version 3.031

This update changes the default first species rules to allow a leap to a perfect interval in outer voices if the voices involved move in opposing directions (if in the same direction that would still be a "direct" perfect interval and disallowed under a different rule). It also fixes a bug that prevented users from changing that leap rule when customizing a species activity. Other minor changes include hiding the current activity's score display in the start screen until an activity has been launched.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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Very useful app!

It's hard to decide the number of stars to give this wonderful little program. On one hand, it clearly needs a UI/UX overhaul. The interface is very unintuitive for first-time users, and some of the quirks have simple remedies from a development standpoint.

On the other, it's exceptionally useful, and nothing else like it exists. It is extremely thorough, and in that sense, it provides exactly the utility one would expect. I can safely say that my counterpoint has improved dramatically.

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