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102 HOPI SONGS
lowest of all, e. Each division of the triad in B2 repeats (in B1, perhaps, aims at) a previous note. The first fall in C1 is not to a previous note, but through a familiar interval; yet C2 appears to aim at the previous ga, and in both the triad is divided on the previous cd. Conservatism of fancy rules in place of the roving enterprise of previous performances.
A minor sixth can be attached to a minor third, as in the B's and C's of this song, only in the minor diatonic mode with both major and minor seventh; and cannot there be divided as in B. The ear recognized the adiatonic character of the song, and the staff notation is a correct rendering of its general movement.