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When a note of long- duration is placed between two notes of a shorter duration of t'ime,thereby making: the weaker part of i measure the stronger, such deviation from the regular accent is called syncopation:—
ABBREVIATIONS. For the sake, of economizing space, the following abbreviations are sometimes used:
Bis. _ This term signifies that the bar, or bars included within the same curve drawn over or un­der the bars,areto be played twice, before proceeding to the next bar, or bars.
INTERVALS.
The distance of any note from its fundamental note, or Tonic, is called an Interval. As we have seven real notes, there are consequently seven real intervals,- as follows: _
THE MODES AND THEIR SIGNATURES.
The Modes. _There are two Modes: the Major and Minor. In the Major mode,there are two tones fromthe first note (the Tonic) to the third.
In the Minor mode, there are but one tone and one half tone, from the tonic to the third.






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