Contrary motion

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Related to Contrary motion: contrapuntal, Oblique motion
(Mus.) the progression of parts in opposite directions, one ascending, the other descending.

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England was alive, throbbing through all her estuaries, crying for joy through the mouths of all her gulls, and the north wind, with contrary motion, blew stronger against her rising seas.
Reynolds refers to composition techniques of contrary motion and the concept of thematic dispersion, both evident in subsequent compositions of Schumann and Wagner.
The C-major contrary motion scale and the D contrary motion chromatic scale are also included.
The somewhat ridiculously massive ten-disc Glass Box catalogs his expansive and multifaceted requiems: Music With Changing Parts, Music in 12 Parts, Music in Contrary Motion, Einstein on the Beach,
Nor is there anything contrary to them, on account of which they might perish, just as there is no contrary motion to their motion, which is that of a circuit.
Other exercises include scales in different rhythms, contrary motion, thirds and sixths, different dynamics, articulation and use of a metronome.
and/or pieces from the Mikrokosmos, six levels of short pieces composed by Bart6k for piano instruction for his son, which includes pieces in parallel and contrary motion, imitation, inversions and many keys, modes and meters.
Approximately three-fourths of the way into this book, the concept of "thumb under the third finger" is introduced, and students play hands together, mostly in parallel and contrary motion.
Proper placement at the instrument, keyboard knowledge and contrary motion practice and hand vocabulary are encouraged.
A more favorable learning sequence, preceding traditional fingering, hands-together, scales might be: tetrachord scales, hands-alone scales and, finally, contrary motion for mirror image scales such as E major and E-flat major.
30 pm (1630 GMT), after rejecting several contrary motions from members of Berlusconi's Forza Italia party.
In contrast to circular motion, a rectilinear motion is--if the distance is finite and should the motion turn back--in fact a composite of two contrary motions, while if it does not turn back and stops at a terminal point, then the motion is incomplete.