The student's project LerM (Lehrsystem für ernstzunehmende Musik (2003 to 2005)) aims to teach the art of composing counterpoint music in the style of Palestrina. The composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594) brought the art of vocal polyphony to its peak. Compositions are made up of a cantus firmus derived from Gregorian chants as well as additional largely indepedent voices, the counterpoints. In 1725 Johann Joseph Fux published his book 'Gradus ad Parnassum', where he uses several species to describe techniques in composing counterpoints in the style of Palestrina.

LerM imparts the theory of counterpoint by Fux. It focuses on practical excercises. Furthermore it contains an environment for free composition, where the user can compose a piece, based on own rules.

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