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Dominant Ninths         .                    45
voice, so as to include every note of the chord. Shortly it will be further seen how the number of parts may be largely increased or reduced.
This chord when in minor, and when the root is omitted, is known as the 'chord of the diminished seventh.' For a full discussion of this very important chord the student should refer to the standard books on harmony. At the keyboard it will be sufficient to treat it in a natural, easy way until familiarity has produced originality.
Illustrations of use of the ninth-chord by composers.
Exercise 17.
(a)   Play all the above devices (No. 54) in every major and minor key.
(b)   Experiment with other arrangements of the parts.
(c)   Play phrases and periods in major keys introducing an occasional chord of the ninth.
(d)   Do the same in both major and minor, using chords of the diminished seventh.
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