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The Larger Forms                           133
harmonizations as can be devised. Vary the notes in length, vary the number of voices, the chords selected, the volume of tone, and the general style.
(c)   Play some short movement or tune with which you are perfectly familiar, either original or otherwise; extend this into a rondo by following it with a contrasting theme of your own in a new key, returning to the original theme; then invent a third theme in a new key, returning once more to the first, with the addition of a codetta.
(d)   Play a piece in the style of a fantasia. Introduce well-known themes, which may be in various contrasting keys, with changes of time and style.
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