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The Descant (i)
Breathing places are marked in these tunes, as elsewhere, with commas. The first tune, 'Go and tell Aunt Nancy', an American folk song from the Appalachian Mountains, requires only the fingers of the left hand. The player should look at the notes all
the time a tune is being played; good sight reading should be the aim from the beginning and the player should not develop the habit of playing by ear. Each tune should be played dozens of times just as a professional musician would do when practising, until both can be played well. If there is a golden rule in learning to play any instrument, it is: 'Practise diligently every day.'
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