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652                                                  OREM'S HARMONY BOOK
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All of the foregoing may be made to sound smooth and melodious. The student must conquer them before proceeding further.
In harmonizing the foregoing the student will have discovered that, after all, a Second Inversion is about as easy to manage as anything else.
Whenever the Fifth of the Scale is found twice in the Bass, consecutively, a Second In­version of the Tonic, followed by the Dominant, seems to be indicated. Consequently, let the student, who is already familiar with the use of the First Inversion, harmonize the following Basses to suit himself, bearing in mind, of course, that they must sound well.
1.   What Chord is most generally used in the Second Inversion ?
2.   How is it followed ?
3.   In harmonizing a Bass, how can an opportunity for use of the Second Inversion of the Tonic be most readily discovered ?

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