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The Position of the first chord in each of the foregoing exercises has been left to the student. It is suggested that for the sake of practice each exercise be written out three times on a separate sheet of paper, beginning each time with a different position of the opening chord. Then play all three versions in each case and select the one that sounds best.
1.   What is the first Principle to be observed in writing Succession four-part Com­mon Chords with the Roots in the Bass ?
2.   What is the next Principle ?
3.   How do we know what Chord shall be used ?
4. How do we decide what Position to use ?

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