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Lesson I. Introductory.
The Scale—The Key, a Tone-family. Exercise i.
Lesson II. Chords, and Their Connection.
Importance of Details—Four-part Playing—The Principal Triads—Compass—The Chord of C— Rules for Connecting Chords—The "Foreign" Progression. Exercise 2.
Lesson III. Phrases.
Extent of the Phrase—The Perfect Cadence— The Commencement—Time-groups—Bass Move­ment—Summary of Conditions. Exercise 3.
Lesson IV. Subordinate Triads: The II and the VI. Their Derivation—Their Appearance—Motion of the Bass—Progressions of the II—Progressions of the VI—The Double Third. Exercise 4.
Lesson V. The III Chord.
Its Weakness—Its Best Use—Its Progressions. Exercise 5.
Lesson VI. First Inversions: The Ii, Vi, IVi. Effect of First Inversions—Their Arrangement —Their Position—Illustrations—An Important Fact—Specimen Basses. Exercise 6.
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