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Lesson XXXV. Further Harmonic Developments. 114 Altered Chords—The I, the V, the IV, the II, the VI—Lowered Tones—"Neapolitan Sixth"—The Minor Mode—"Mixed" Chords; Three Varieties.
Exercise 35.
Lesson XXXVI. Enharmonic Changes.                    118
Meaning of the Word. Ancient Use—Modern Use—Change of Notation—Possibilities of the Diminished Seventh; of the Augmented Fifth; of the Dominant Seventh.
Exercise 36.
Lesson XXXVII. Organists' Modulations.               123
A False Idea—True Principles Enumerated— Proper Place for Modulation—A Striking Fact— Practical Illustrations.
Exercise 37.
Lesson XXXVIII. Modal Music.                              126
Main Points Explained—The Ecclesiastical Modes Tabulated—Modern Intervals only Ap­proximate—Modern Uses of 'Modal' Tunes— The Harmonic Problem—A Practical Guide —The Scales Harmonized—Varied—Ancient Modes and Free Rhythms United—The True Atmosphere.
Exercise 38.
Lesson XXXIX. The Larger Forms.                        131
The Highest Achievement—A Rare Accomplish­ment—Six Classes—Variations—The Ground Bass—The Rondo—The Fantasia.
Exercise 39.
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