equal counterpoint

noun

Definition of equal counterpoint

old-fashioned
: strict counterpoint in which the parts move in even and identical note values : first species In equal counterpoint, the leading of the several parts is independent only in a melodic sense. — Theodore Baker, translation of Salomon Jadassohn, A Manual of Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Counterpoint, 1902

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Equal counterpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal%20counterpoint. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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