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SNAKE SONG NO. 3
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Argument. An augmented triad expands (to d'-de) and contracts (to c'-e) upon a constant axis, ga, without changing the pitch of fourths pendent and balanced from the higher level of its base, the latter sup­porting another pendent fourth at first attached simply later by laps.
In this song A consists of a salient augmented triad, which is fol­lowed in B by a sequence of a balanced fourth between two pendent fourths, C closing the strophe with a salient major third (fourth in C2). This general description applies also to the staff notation which regis­tered minuter features of intonation only as indefinite irregularities.
In the phonographic notation the chief of these proves a new type of the displacement of an important note; in this instance the note from which all the segments start and to which A and C return ; the
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