Counterpointer from Ars Nova is software that offers evaluation of both "species" and "free" counterpoint. It can serve as a self-contained introduction to counterpoint, as well as a tool to accompany counterpoint textbooks in a formal educational environment.
The software includes notation tools for entering and saving music and more than one hundred and fifty user-controllable style rules. Compositions can be saved, heard, printed and exported as MIDI files.
Software for the study and analysis of musical counterpoint
Species exercises based on the principles as put forward by Johann Joseph Fux (2, 3 and 4 parts)
Species exercises based on generated c.f.s that are always new
Exercises in realizing Roman numerals in 4-part vocal harmony (harmony based on Bach examples)
Exercises in realizing figured bass in 4-part vocal harmony (harmony and bass from Bach examples)
Free composition in two to eight voices using a custom choice of style rules
Features an onscreen manual offering a basic introduction to counterpoint and explanations of each rule
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Mac: Power or Intel Mac OS 9.1 / 10.4.x 64MB RAM CD-ROM drive
PC: 133MHz CPU Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP 64MB RAM CD-ROM drive