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Further Chord Practice
For the present, down strokes are invariably used when playing chords. A complete explanation of
"Duo" or chord playing in its entirety is given in the following volumes of this Method.
This little Minuet, by one of the famous masters of the mandolin, is an example of 3/S time, in
which the eig-hth note is given the beat, quarter notes consequently having two beats. The last
note in the eighth measure is to be held about three times as long as usual, as indicated by the
hold indicates that the time is to go gradually slower until this note is reached. The
prolonged note is to be tremoloed, the tone gradually dying away toward the end, after which a
slight pause is made and then the next measure played in time, as indicated above it. Attention
is called to the sharp contrast in going from the fourth to the fifth measure of the second move-
ment or strain. The first four measures are very loud, while the next four are soft, like an echo.