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or the popular song does uot, as a rule, desire to exert any effort in-its rendition. On the other hand, the reader must not suppose that a bald, uninteresting accompaniment should be the rule. The aim of the composer should be to retain the interest even in the accompaniment.
Arpeggios in a quick tempo, runs requiring skilful execution, quick jumps in either right or left hand, are to be avoided in accompaniments to popular songs. The ordinary pianist or accompanist discards the use of a song containing such features, because he lacks the necessary skill required for an adequate rendition.
A sudden change of key in a song is often very effective and brings a delightful surprise to the car. This device will often relieve what would otherwise be a rather monotonous melody. Such sudden change, however, must be made to occur, as a rule, quite naturally and smoothly, and must