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68                             Extempore Playing
by a return, either immediately or very soon, as in the following:
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The wider the leap, the more imperative the demand for
a return.
There are two modifications to the above principle: (a) If the leap descends to either the 4th or to the 6th
step, the return is optional, since the two inclinations now
counterbalance one another; e.g.,
(b) If the leap ascends to the leading-tone, this will still have to ascend, as follows:
(2) A wide leap is best approached from the opposite direction:
The whole subject is a complicated one, and to go minutely into every exception would only confuse the beginner. He should study numerous examples of melodies by the best composers, and notice how in the vast majority of cases the principles here given are rigidly observed. With exceptional instances let him ask himself the reason.
Exercise 25.
(a) Play phrases in all the twelve major keys in duple and in triple time, introducing the I-chord line.
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