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LESSON XXIX
The Tune
Many possible developments lie in the path of the pen-and-ink composer aiming at extending his work; but it will be well for the present student to concentrate his efforts upon a few definite lines. Having studied phrases and periods, the next step is to go on until we form what is popularly called a 'tune.'
This may be of twofold or threefold construction. The twofold follows this scheme:
Period I, modulating to the dominant, or other key, Period II, starting in new key and ending in the tonic.
The first period will be constructed in any of the manners considered in the last lesson; the second one will be in contrast, but with some connecting-link to secure unity. This may consist of the closing figures of each period, which may be similar or identical except for the difference of keys.
Example of a two-part tune:
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