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A further, and remarkable, development of the neigh-bour is seen when the initial note is elided and the
embellishing note takes the first place. The figure
having first lost its third note by elision
deprived of its first, and the effect is perfectly satisfactory:
Here are some specimens
Countless other arrangements are possible and good. At b and c it will be seen that the neighbour is taken by leap. By this means striking combinations can be formed, and some modern composers have depended upon it for their happiest effects; e.g.,
A combination of the two foregoing devices forms what is known as the double neighbour, or changing-notes. It is clear that if one neighbour may leap and the other may be approached by leap, then these two may follow one another; and so we obtain the familiar group in question.
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