Table canon

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A Table canon is a retrograde and inverse canon meant to be placed on a table in between two musicians, who both read the same line of music in opposite directions. As both parts are included in each single line, a second line is not needed. Bach's The Musical Offering contains a table canon.[2]

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  1. ^ Riemann, Hugo (1904). Text-book of simple and double counterpoint including imitation or canon, p.186. Breitkopf & Härtel.
  2. ^ Benjamin, Thomas (2003). The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint. New York: Routledge. p. 120. ISBN 0-415-94391-4. Retrieved 14 April 2011.