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HOPI SONGS
Anqshkaey by Lesma
August 8, 10.30 A. M. After cleaning the instrument it still made 165 revolutions. At this rate I began Anoshkaey sung by Polakka, the instru­ment running continuously from 10.30 to 1.30 and again a short time in the afternoon to finish the song.
August 9, 10.07 a. M. The instrument began at 163. I set it at 166; three minutes later it was 167; fifteen minutes thereafter 168. I thereupon began the notation of Maihai-katcina, finishing it in the afternoon.
Maihai-katcina
August 10, 10.15 A. M. This morning Battery 6 did not give a strong enough current to start the instrument. When set running by a push with the hand the revolutions were 166. I thereupon attached another battery I had kept on hand for such contingencies.
BATTERY 7 (75 AMPERES)
The phonograph began at 167 revolutions, the screw having been untouched. During the notation of Anonymous I the rates were as follows: —
Anonymous I
August 11, 10.30 A. M. Attached a fresh battery received in place of 6.
BATTERY 8 (150 AMPERES)
The screw being untouched, the rate was 166. The rates during the notation of Jakwaina were as follows: —
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