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Help me write a fugue!!!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject: Help me write a fugue!!! Reply with quote

This is the theme :

What do I do next? How should I work out the countertheme? Where do I insert it? What do I do next?



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what inspired you to write that theme... Rolling Eyes

Anyway, I suppose you want to write a real fugue with Bach-style counterpoint (ie. nothing like my quasi-fugue thing I posted)... do you know counterpoint? If not, that's something you have to learn first. When you know it, writing a fugue should be quite easy. Writing a good and interesting fugue is another story, though.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm...the D major fugue from WTC 1 lol. I have churned out a whole lot of themes more original, but i thought this would be more suitable to learn from and I know it's possible to write a fugue on this theme.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I roughly know counterpoint(as in bach style)....I do it sub-conciously in most of my little tunes....any sites on the theory?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, structure-wise, that theme reminds me of the D Major fugue from the 1st book of the WTC (edit: haha, I started writing this a long time ago obviously).

Well, you could try to put the theme in another voice (higher or lower, you choose, whatever sounds best to you), but this time starting on the dominant, while the other voice continues to play.

For example (I am sorry for the horrible quality):



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a site about species counterpoint. Very good, with exercises and all. This is the thing you should master first. It has very strict rules, 2 voices and no chromatics (except in cadenzas). When you know all that you can write a simple 2 voice fugue. Smile

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