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chorus. The first four measures of the verse or chorus to­gether with four concluding measures of easy and fanciful melodic figure might also be employed if a spice of variety will improve matters.
In the accompaniment of the verse the melody is given to the right hand, with here and there an easy little run or figure to fill out empty measures or to suggest orchestral effects. For example:
This fonn continues in much the same style throughout the chorus with perhaps the last eight measures of the right hand (where the chorus is sixteen measures in length) or the last sixteen measures (where the chorus is thirty-two
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