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After going thru the intro and 1st lesson of the Counterpoint by Fux course I realized its alot more practical based than I’d thought. Good in one way as I should get more out of it (learn by doing and what not) but not so much so in that it’ll take more time than I had budgeted for. What I was looking for was an overview of the rules of strict counterpoint so as when I start work on composing the ST-01 project next January I’ll have a checklist I can run down thru when harmonizing alternate melodies. It’s actually pretty hard to find a clear description of these rules. The books I picked up off Amazon tend to be too detailed and unnecessarily complex and only one or two of the Googled pages I tracked down were of much use. Youtube thankfully turned up a cracker set of video tutorials thou. The narrators English is abit dodgey but the content is bang on, exactly what I was looking for – too the point and clearly describes each Species. He also has a series on the rules of Harmony that looks equally good.

Spent much of the last week coding in the mornings and researching functionality for the H-Q website. One thing I noticed while looking thru examples of recent Best Web Designs is the interesting ways developers are making use of CSS3. For all sorts of stuff I hadn’t considered particularly with transitions, not essential for the user inexperience but really ups the professionalism of the site. I really love the fact this has such a small footprint compared to achieving the same sort of effect in Javascript. Looking forward to experimenting more with it myself :)