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hpr1512 :: Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

I discuss one of my latest projects, a digital overhaul of a 100+ year old counterpoint textbook

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Tags: public-domain, textbooks, music, counterpoint, Lilypond, html, scripting.
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In this episode I discuss the problem of increasingly expensive college textbooks, and share with you the solution I devised to combat the problem in my counterpoint class at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Part of the solution is to adopt a public-domain textbook that's more than 100 years old, and to give the text a 21st-century makeover that I believe will make it even better-suited for the digital age than any other comparable book in the market at any price. The counterpoint page on my website, with source files and information about my creative-commons counterpoint workbook, "Gratis ad Parnassum," as well as links to the 1910 counterpoint textbook by Percy Goetschius: entitled "Exercises in Elementary Counterpoint."

My html version of the Goetschius textbook (in progress):


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Comment #1 posted on 2014-12-15T12:24:26Z by Måns Mårtensson


I wonder if you know TiddlyWiki?
I've been using it for music text books, note books etc...
It is searchable and downloadable as a single file. It can save changes from a browser and be used/edited locally on a pc or online via a plethora of backends or simply with a small php script.
Here are a couple of examples I made myself: TW classic:
The new TW:

Cheers Måns Mårtensson, Denmark

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