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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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Two Steps and Marches in 6/8 Time
All quick movements in this kind of time are to be picked and considered as though the eighth
notes were triplets-that is, each group of three notes to be played down-up-down, all quarter notes
to be single down strokes and all dotted quarters and longer notes to be tremoloed. The follow-
ing short Example gives an idea of the movement, the lower staff showing" that by taking down
strokes on the same parts of the measure as though it were all played in eighth notes, the pick-
ing and accents will be uniform
The effect of the first two measures in the lower staff is the same, although the notes appear to be
of different lengths. Sixteenths must be played down-up.
If necessary, this exercise and the following March may be counted six to a measure, dur-
ing the first practice.
Example in 6/8 Time
In Martial Mood
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