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MILITARY MUSIC (150O-1700).                     33
manual exercise the "Falling Off Tune" was used— once over for each rank. The " Tune for the Motions " was played for all parade movements, such as facings, doublings, etc.5
Fig. 5.
FIFER (SEVENTEENTH CENTURY).                   _
Tabourot in his " Orchesographie " (1588) informs those who perform on the fife, that they need simply play according to their own pleasure, and it was suffi­cient so long as they kept time with the drum. As for the drum, Markham—the author of "Five Decades of Epistles of Warre" (1622), speaking of a certain book of instruction in drumming, said he thought it an un­necessary study ! Here were instructions which if fol-
* Cockle, " Bibliography of English Military Works," 1900.
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