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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.
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