#1
Hey chickens and roosters,

I need some "counterpointers" (buh-dun TISS!): I just started working on species counterpoint to see where it takes me. I've done a few species-one exercises with my own cantus firmi. The first couple of exercises were really hard and I think it was due to my cantus firmus skipping too much. I simplified and stuck with mostly conjunct motion in the next few and the counterpoint was a lot easier. I'd like to see some cantus firmi in action--ones that I didn't just make up in 15 seconds. Do you have a particular place you look up old cantus firmi? I'd be fine just making up my own, but it would nice to have a few to study.
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#2
You can probably find the examples that Fux used in his book which are all immaculate examples. Searching online for cantus firmi will result in a lot of results and most of them will be fine, especially if they're from Schacter and Salzer or Jeppeson or Fux.
#4
Get the Fux book. Some of his cantus firmi are easy and some are not. As his book is a didactic work, a lot of his cantus firmi are designed to create problems for the student to overcome. It's totally worth doing.
#5
Thanks guys, I've ordered the Fux book on counterpoint, so I'll just have to wait on that. In the meantime, I'll check out the other guys jazz_rock mentioned via the internet.
Nothing that is worthwhile in life will ever come easy.