Take Bruce’s Address below first part in separate two bar clauses at a time, played very slowly for now and with simplified grace notes. This is a traditional air that has been adapted by some famous Classical composers in their orchestral works i.e. Hector Berlioz, and Max Bruch. Like the two previous tunes, this one predominately has notes rising and falling in single intervals; making it easier to follow and play. Refer to linked video and audio.
Each bar in 2/4 time has two pulses with many of the pulses in two tied notes of which one is a dotted quaver/eighth making it relatively longer than the other shorter semi-quaver/sixteenth note with two hooks. At first play these tied notes at almost equal value to become familiar with them, then develop the rhythm as required of relative longer and shorter duration, which are shown with clues under the latter four bars i.e. 1- &, 2- &, 1- &, 2--, 1- &, 2- &, 1--, 2-- bridged. The numbered note is the longer one, with the “&” the shorter note, yet not clipped, but slightly relaxed as in the recording of these extracts and the tune, played very slowly, then almost up to as normally played in a steady tempo of about 72 BPM to assist the beginner.
AUDIO - Bruce's Address
The first part to be taken at first in every two bars groups, repeatedly one group at a time.
Notice how almost every pulse downbeat (D) note has a high “G” grace note. “D” can be embellished later.