The Eclipse Self-Instructor for 5 string banjo

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GRACES, EMBELLISHMENTS OR ORNAMENTS OF MELODY
THE APPOGGIATURA.
The appoggiatura is a grace note placed above or below a principal note. When it is placed above, it is always at the interval of either a tone or a semitone. When it is placed below the principal note it should always be at the intervalof a semitone. When the appoggiatura is
There is also a double appoggiatura, which is com­posed of two grace notes,placed the first one degree below the principal note, and the second one degree above.
THE GRUPPETTO OR TURN.
Is composed of three grace notes placed between or after a principal note.The turn istnarked
thus vs- A small sharp placed under some of the signs thus: indicates that the lowest of the
three grace notes is sharpened. Should the sharp be placed above the sign thus,: the upper
grace note must be sharpened; or in case of a sharp above and below the sign, the upper and
lower grace notes must be sharpened. The same rule applies to flats, only that the grace notes must be depressed half a tone in that case.
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