I thought it might be interesting to see whether I could provide a simplified, illustrated guide to the art of fugue writing as I understand it.
A simple step guide to writing an amazing fugue 7 February This is all thanks to our almost resident musicologist William Godfree. What to write one of your own? Oh course you do Fugues are interweaving, flowing lines of music based on a common musical theme.
The subject begins in one part and is then subsequently taken up by the others. Baroque composers like J. Bach did a lot of it, sometimes in very complicated, chromatic forms, but fugues are found in music from across history, from Beethoven quartets to Shostakovich.
We wanted to know the secrets to the puzzle of a writing a fugue - and we knew just who to ask. William has given us a step-by-step guide. Three sections and around 10 steps in all. From subject to final pedal note, here it is Cameron was kind enough to give me mine, which I transcribed in the noble key of C minor: In itself, not really substantial enough for a fugue subject.
So I extended it to cover 7 bars and began it in the tenor part: Now, there is a sort of implied harmony here This version of the tune is in G minor, a fourth below the original: Compose a counter-subject Now this is the point where you must dream up a second tune which will fit with the first.
When the third and fourth voices play the subject, the previous voices all move on one: For this fugue I chose a Sequence, where a fragment of the subject is repeated, in this case descending step-wise: At this point I chose to reintroduce the fugue subject in a major key And what does is sound like?
Latest music theory features.Jul 17, · The fugue isn't deathless great, but it does what I wanted it to do - demonstrate the basics of fugue writing.
A PDF score of the Fugue Lesson is attached, which once you 5/5(2). construction of a fugue, and therefore is extremely important in the working out of a fugue.!
This also means that understanding the construction of the answer is critical to any intelligent analysis of a fugue. Real Answers! WTC I: 1. The answer begins a perfect Þfth higher. Download Fugue to build, optimize, and enforce cloud infrastructure, continuously and automatically.
Feb 03, · Using Finale to demonstrate the fugue writing process. Sound samples used in this recording are from Garritan finale Open Broadcaster used to capture video.
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