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The student will be surprised to find how much variety it is possible to introduce when using only these three simple chords.
The following schemes are to be filled in:
Although these experiments are to be regarded as pre­liminary foundation work, it may be pointed out that noble music has been written without the employment of other material; e.g.,
Exercise 3.
(a)   Play phrases in every major key, according to Scheme 1, carefully observing all the rules given.
(b)   Do the same with Scheme 2, using bass repetitions freely.
(c)   Work No. 3, in a similar way, introducing some foreign progressions (IV to V).
(d)   Experiment with Schemes 4 and 5 in the same manner, always endeavouring to maintain a pleasing tune in the soprano.
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