The combining of relatively independent musical lines.
A contrapuntal procedure in which the instruments or voices have identical rhythms and contours but are offset by one or more beats.
Canons that are perpetual - there is no notated ending for the ensemble.
A piece in which each voice states a short theme (the subject) in turn, after which it is tossed about among the voices, fragmented, and developed.
A triad in first inversion.
Counterpoint in which similar material is passed from part to part.
Motion from a given tone up or down one step followed by a return to the first tone.
cadential six-four chord
A tonic six-four that delays the arrival of the V chord that follows it.
Passing six-four chord
Harmonizes the middle note of a three-note scalar figure in the bass.
Pedal six-four Chord
Elaborates the root position chord that precedes it and usually follows it as well.