I have been studying counterpoint using Fux's text and this link:
I have just about understood the concept of a cantus firma and am delving into the first species.
So far it seems to be a lot of arcane rules that I break all the time when improvising on sax or (limited) keyboard.
Basically is it a kind of pentatonic harmony which avoids naughty notes like sharp 4 or major 7?
Is it worth pursuing further I wonder? Or is formal counterpoint a dead fish?
If I am already thinking 'chromatically' - do I need counterpoint - I wonder?
I should like the opinions of this venerable group