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74                            Extempore Playing
(b)   Test the effect of these rhythms either by tapping them out on a table or by sounding any single note on the pianoforte.
(c)   Invent combinations of the foregoing patterns to form quadruple and sextuple time, testing them in the same way.
(d)   Play on the keyboard scale-lines and chord-lines in the twenty-four major and minor keys, using various rhythms and noting the effect.
(e)   Invent phrases in duple and triple time in the keys of C, G, E, B flat and D flat, using any selected rhythmic figure twice, and following it by another contrasting rhythm.
(f)   Do the same in the keys of d minor, f minor, b minor, g sharp minor and c minor, using plenty of repeated notes.
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