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A simplified self learning system for the Mandolin with tuning instruction, song folio, chord diagrams, sheet music and PDF for printing. By ZARH MYRON BICKFORD

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The Talking Doll
This amusing little tune introduces a form of composition called "imitation',' and also a free
use of rests, which must be carefully watched.
An interval is the difference in pitch between two tones, taking its name from the number
of letters it includes. Thus, from C to C is a prime, C to D, a second, etc.
The following table shows the intervals as far as tenths, larger intervals usually being reck-
oned as the same letters were in the first octave, an eleventh being reckoned as a fourth, etc.
More extended work on the intervals at this stag-e is not deemed necessary, since the various in-
tervals are constantly occurring in the Studies and Pieces. It is suggested that the intervals be memor-
ized, and that it be borne in mind that they are named in the same manner, regardless of what letters are
used. To illustrate this, the interval from E up to C is a sixth, the same as from C to A, as shown in
the Example.
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