Songs that use Counterpoint

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is a musical where 2 or more tunes interact to develop a sense of harmony whilst also keeping their independence from each other. It is most typically discovered in Baroque music, nevertheless we can find examples of contrapuntal writing in and rock music too.

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0:00 Introduction & .
1:04 "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.
2:23 Vs. .
3:28 "For Nobody" by The Beatles.
4:39 "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse.
5:45 "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead.
8:10 "Nation House" by Blur.
9:05 "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" by Simon & Garfunkel.
10:29 "One Day More" from Les Misérables.
11:57 Fugues.
14:20 Consecutive 5ths.
16:19 Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy i slava, i volia.

Songs that use Counterpoint

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  1. I love the fact that in almost all your music theory videos there is radiohead !!! RADIOHEAD GENIUS

  2. Counterpoint is what I’m going over in university, this is perfect timing! Thanks for all the videos

  3. I love this! I hadn’t even considered what made these songs special. It feels so freeing to have interwoven melodies that don’t need block chords to support them

  4. Longtime Sunshine by Weezer features a great example of counterpoint. It takes 5 melodies from different Weezer songs and layers them one by one at the end of the song.

  5. Me clicks on video
    Also me: oh my god I am practicing this invention right now, even played it to my teacher today or half of it!
    Because most of Bach’s invention consist counterpoint they aren’t as easy as they look. It took me ages to play invention no 8 and 1.

  6. Do you know the song Drones by Muse, that last track on the titular album. Its a reworking of Palestrinas Sanctus and Benedictus. Probably doesn’t fit the topic of the video but is with mentioning.

  7. One of my favorite examples of counterpoint (round) in popular music has got to be “Ladies and Gentlemen We’re Floating in Space” by Spiritualized

  8. Another great counterpoint song is David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s Little Drummer Boy, Peace On Earth

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