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212                 TONIC SOL-FA NOTATION.           [X. § 114.
necessarily stands in a two-fold relation to the out­going and the in-coming tonic. The interval it forms with the new tonic is different from that which it formed with the old one. Each of these intervals can be denoted by a suitable syllable-initial, and the displacement of one of these initials by the other represents in the aptest manner the super­session of the old by the new tonic. The old initial is written above and to the left of the new one. Thus rf indicates that the note re is to be sung, but its name changed to fa. As this is a somewhat difficult point a few instances are appended, ex­pressed both in the established notation and in that now under consideration. The modulations selected are, from C to G ; from C to F; from E to C; from G to F#.
Immediately after a modulation the ordinary syl­lable-initials come into use again, and are employed until a fresh modulation occurs. It will be seen at once, that the difficulty of ' remote keys,' which is so serious in the established notation, here altogether disappears. For instance, a vocal phrase from Spohr's
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