Species Counterpoint Online

This handbook is designed to give you an introduction to the principles of species counterpoint. It represents years of learning about and teaching this 500-year-old technique for combining compatible melodic lines.

The recommended audience for this handbook is music students — those who can read music in modern clefs (and are willing to learn a bit about pre-modern notation) and anyone interested in the history of counterpoint.

Start the journey!

— Irene Girton

© 2021 Irene Montefiore Girton