In the Music Lab this month: We’re learning Counterpoint in the Composition Station!
Melody is a single line of notes that can be played by itself or with another
line of notes. Harmony is a single line of notes that is played with another line of notes. Counterpoint is the relationship between two or more melody lines that are played at the same time, creating harmony.
In learning about counterpoints, our students are finding both melodies and harmonies. A choir ensemble can have up to 12 harmonies, and an orchestra may have as many as 36! Some instruments can play only one line (clarinet, flute, trumpet), while others can play many at the same time (piano).