Excerpt from Modern Harmony: Its Explanation and Application The greater elasticity of technique in this and other directions is the natural outlet for the composer from the trite, Obvious, and commonplace to a wider and more forceful expression. The listener must indeed be dull who cant distinguish between such masterly freedoms and the uncouth clumsinesses Of the 'prentice hand. The wise wonder at the usual, whilst the unwise wonder at the unusual. It is only natural that artists should drop the idioms of the great masters as soon as they have become vulgarized by much repetition and base imitation, and in consequence use newer methods Of chord-building, progres sion, and resolution in seeking self-expression. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.