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    Default Books on composition and counterpoint

    what are some of the best books on composition and modal/tonal counterpoint ?

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    For counterpoint, go with Johanne Josephus Fux, Gradus ad Parnassum. It's been THE manual for the past few hundred years, still very readable and with good exercises.

    For composition, I like Schenker and Schoenberg. Both wrote beautifully. Schoenberg's Harmonielehre is geared towards the student, and completely tonal. Very practical work with solid theoretical background.

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