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82                             Extempore Playing
In a contrasting, or antithetical period the second phrase gives a complete change, though often with some obvious connection, as when the melody runs in the opposite direction; e.g;
The student may now experiment with the period formation in the three varieties here indicated.
Exercise 28.
(a)   With the right hand play a melodic phrase in duple time in each of the twelve major keys, repeating it to form a parallel period. The first phrase, or antecedent, should end with a semicadence, on the second step of the scale; the second, or consequent should end with a perfect cadence, onthe keynote.
(b)   Play twelve melodic phrases similarly in each minor key.
(c)   Play left-hand melodic periods in the same manner in each major key.
(d)   Do this in each minor key.
(e)   Play melodic periods in triple time in each major key, in the same manner as (a).
(f)   Do this in each minor key.
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