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Lesson XXX. Unifying Devices.                                  88
The Intellectual Side of Music—Beethoven— Repetition of Groups, Exact and Varied—Many Example s—Further Classification—Chro­matic Sequence—Diatonic—With Change of Mode—Melodic (i)—Melodic (2)—Unessential Variations—Number of Occurrences—Sequence Pitch—Opposite Construction—Reproduction of Characteristics—Horatian Encouragement. Exercise 30.
Lesson XXXI. Extensions and Codettas.                  95
The Memory Difficulty—Essential Features— Means for Extension—Preliminary Matter— Re­petition and Various Other Devices—Illustra­tions. Exercise 31.
Lesson XXXII. The Pedal, or Organ-Point.              99
A Primitive Device—Its Origin—Its Modern Use—Many Varieties—Principle of the Pedal— Tonic, Dominant, "Pastoral"—Extent of Pedal— Illustration—Devices. Exercise 32.
Lesson XXXIII. The Organist's Work.                    105
His Opportunities—Prelude to Service—Prelude to Choral—The Proper Thing—Illustrations— Postlude to Choral—A Strong Condemnation— Interludes—"Playing over"—A Protest—Illus­trations of Use of Chant. Exercise 33.
Lesson XXXIV. Monotones.                                      in
Their Place and Use—Their Treatment—Six Points—Illustrations. Exercise 34.
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