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Lesson XIX. Modulation.                                              48
General Idea—Next-related Keys—Methods 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Exercise 19.
Lesson XX. Modulation {continued).                            50
The Stride—Easy Descent—Suggestions, Exercise 20.
Lesson XXI. Modulation {continued).—Other
Devices.                                                                     53
Methods Tabulated—Transient and Deliberate —Influence of Accent and Rhythm—Transi­tions at Repetitions, Sequences and Cadences —Change of Mode.
Exercise 21.
Lesson XXII. Chromatic Tones.                                   56
As Passing-Notes and "Neighbours"—Rule— Combinations—Illustration—The Lower Neigh­bour—Chromatics by Ellipse—Chord-lines with Chromatic Neighbours—C ombination s— Results. Exercise 22.
Lesson XXIII. Melody. Fundamentals.                    60
Connection between Melody and Harmony— Ancient and Modern Melody—The Outline and Rhythm—Unity and Variety—Three Possible Courses—T he Melodic Curv e—R e p e t i-tions—Scale-steps—Rest Tones and Moving Tones—Natural Tendencies—Narrow Leaps. Exercise 23.
Lesson XXIV. Melody: Scale-lines.                             64
Analogy of Physical Movement—Inertia—Ir­regular Movements—Simple and Compound Movements. Exercise 24.
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