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Since the primary object of this Method is to show how to play the mandolin, it is manifestly impossi-
ble to give the theory of music the attention the subject merits, consequently the student is strongly
advised to procure some standard work on the subject,, such as Logger's Comprehensive Course in
Music and to make a thorough study of the real structure and grammar of music, which of course in-
cludes the building of chords and the formation of the intervals, major, minor, perfect, imperfect, aug -
mented and diminished.
Moderato in G
Moderato means at a moderate rate of speed, neither too fast nor too slow. The rhythm is kept
steady by the continuous quarter note figure in the second mandolin part.
The second mandolin part gives the effect of a guitar and this makes a very effective little
number. The solo part in the third and fourth measures must be carefully watched, the third fin-
ger being compelled to change directly across the strings.
This must be done without lifting the finger more than is necessary to place it securely on the A.
In crossing strings during a continuous tremolo passage, the position of the rig-lit hand is shifted
slightly so as to reach the other string, without breaking the tremolo in the least. Watch the phrasing.