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Modulation. Other Devices                     55
Under section 4 will come such a passage as this:
the justification for which appears to be the fact that the voices move by step.
(5). Change of mode is very frequently seen in the works of the great masters. Its origin is probably to be found in the custom of substituting the major for the minor third in the concluding chord of a piece (the so-called 'Tierce de Picardie'), and composers' ears having become accustomed to this effect, it was soon utilized in other places, and the reverse arrangement, major to minor, naturally followed.
Exercise 21.
(a)   Play the chords shown in 68 in six different keys.
(b)   Play phrases in C, D, E flat, a minor, c sharp minor and g minor, introducing transient modulations.
(c)   Play phrases in six major and six minor keys, in­troducing transitions.
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