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CONTENTS
I. The Rote-Song op the Hopi........1
1. The music of America. 2. Scale: and music with or without it. 3. Pueblo music sounds independent of scale. 4. Four corroborative argu­ments, (a) Melody of simple ratios the parent of the scale, (b) The Eu­ropean ear hears diatonically. (c) Adiatonic repetition, (d) Chromatic or modulated structure improbable. 5. Scales an instrumental product: the voice determining their general form, the ear, hand, and eye their varieties. 6. Character of Pueblo music, (a) Freedom, (b) Melodic instead of har­monic norms, (c) Division, combination, and balance of intervals, (d) The­matic development; strophe form; downward course; delivery, (e) Mu­tation : its varieties and its motives.
II. The Phonographic Method........23
1.   Actual music first accessible to scientific study through the phonograph.
2.   Tests of the phonograph. 3. Behavior of the phonograph during the record and study of this music. 4. Method and symbolism of the notations. 5. Value of the exacter notation of non-European music. 6. Trustworthiness of the present method. 7. Deficiencies and improvements.
III. Notations, Diagrams, and Comments......69
Snake Song No. 1
Staff notation ...........          71
Phonographic notation          . .        .        .        .        . .        .        .72
Course of tone : observed and noted . .          .....          74
Comment ............ 75
Snake Song No. 2
Staff notation ...........          77
Phonographic notation ..........      78
Course of tone : observed and noted ......          81
Comment . ..........      82
Snake Song No. 3
Staff notation ..........          83
Phonographic notation         . . . . . - . . . .84
Course of tone: observed and noted . . . . . . .          89
Comment ............ 89
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III. Notations, Diagrams, and Comments
69
Snake Song No. 1
Staff notation .
71
Phonographic notation
72
Course of tone : observed and noted
74
Comment
75
Snake Song No. 2
Staff notation
77
Phonographic notation
78
Course of tone : observed and noted
81
Comment
82
Snake Song No. 3
Staff notation
83
Phonographic notation
84
Course of tone: observed and noted
89
Comment
89
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