Counterpoint Projects

Cover of Applied Counterpoint Book

Percy Goetschius Applied Counterpoint (1902)

New digital edition by Jonathan Kulp, 2015

An excellent in-depth counterpoint book, digitized with embedded audio players.

Available versions
ePub (most ebook readers and apps). Includes embedded audio players (42MB) Download
ePub Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font, wider line-height, and extra spacing between paragraphs Download
Kindle (azw3). Does not support embedded audio players (10MB) Download
Kindle (azw3) Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font. Choose “Publisher Font” on your Kindle. (10MB) Download
Monocle embedded eBook reader. Includes embedded audio players. (Use Chrome browser for best results) Read
One Big Web Page. Includes embedded audio players. Read

Cover of Elementary Counterpoint

Percy Goetschius: Exercises in Elementary Counterpoint

My digital overhaul of this 1910 public-domain counterpoint text. Read here for my rationale, or hear me talk all about it on Hacker Public Radio. Formats:

Available versions
ePub (most ebook readers and apps). Includes embedded audio players (31MB) Download
ePub Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font, wider line-height, and extra spacing between paragraphs Download
Kindle (azw3). Does not support embedded audio players (7.3MB) Download
Kindle (azw3) Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font. Choose “Publisher Font” on your Kindle. (8.1MB) Download
Monocle embedded eBook reader. Includes embedded audio players. (Use Chrome browser for best results) Read
One Big Web Page. Includes embedded audio players. Read

Need help choosing an ebook app? See my handy E-Reader App Compatibility Chart


NEW: Workbook to Accompany Exercises in Elementary Counterpoint

This workbook is a printable compilation of the cantus firmus melodies that appear in Exercises in Elementary Counterpoint (1910) by Percy Goetschius. Not even close to finished yet, but grab it here: PDF

Percy Goetschius The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition (1918)

New digital edition by Jonathan Kulp, 2017

An excellent in-depth book on musical form, digitized with [some] embedded audio players. Text and images finished, a LONG way to go with the audio players, though.

Available versions
ePub (most ebook readers and apps). Includes embedded audio players (12MB) Download
ePub Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font, wider line-height, and extra spacing between paragraphs Download
Kindle (azw3). Does not support embedded audio players (10MB) Download
Kindle (azw3) Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font. Choose “Publisher Font” on your Kindle. (11MB) Download
Monocle embedded eBook reader. Includes embedded audio players. (Use Chrome browser for best results) Read

Gratis ad Parnassum: A Free Counterpoint Workbook

This is a free counterpoint workbook that I’ve written to use with my own students but have released under a Creative Commons license so that it can be freely shared. The workbook is available in pdf and html formats here, along with all of the Lilypond and LaTeX source files.

Gratis Ad Parnassum: A Free Workbook for 18th-Century Counterpoint

pdf workbook and Lilypond and LaTeX source files


How do I do this? Watch this screen capture and see


Music by Bach

I have embedded bookmarks in these large PDFs that allow you to jump to any piece in the file instantly.


Music by Others

Thomas Tapper and Percy Goetschius: Essentials in Music History (1914)

IN PROGRESS: New digital edition by Jonathan Kulp, 2017

Available versions
ePub (most ebook readers and apps). (6.5 MB) Download
ePub Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font, wider line-height, and extra spacing between paragraphs Download
Kindle (azw3). Does not support embedded audio players (6.5 MB) Download
Kindle (azw3) Dyslexic edition—embedded OpenDyslexic font. Choose “Publisher Font” on your Kindle. (6.5 MB) Download
Monocle embedded eBook reader. Includes embedded audio players. (Use Chrome browser for best results) Read