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THE PHONOGRAPHIC METHOD
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Up to this point in the notations the constancy of running of the phonograph had in general been little short of marvelous. Owing to a slight accident to the instrument, which I did not at once discover, the notation of the remaining two songs within the limits of variation which I had set myself (one tenth tone) was accomplished with difficulty.1 The details of rate are as follows, the stars in Sumyacoli referring to points so designated in the notations.
Sumyacoli
The notation of the songs was now complete, but I used the phonograph during three or four more days in a revision of a few doubtful points, and in making versions by ear of some of the songs I had not yet listened to for this
1 An inspector from the phonograph    to make a good contact, which caused an
company found " top governor brush with    irregularity in the speed." This had come
one wire above the others, not allowing    about in cleaning the phonograph, the governor brush and the governor flange
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