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Remember that it is easiest to leap from one register to a higher, a stepwise ascent being an insidious snare.
So at a definite, measurable rate this stepwise disintegration proceeds.A Brief Account of Radio-activity|Francis Preston Venable
When the syncopated note belongs to the harmony of the measure, it may be left by a skip or stepwise progression.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
When the music moves about stepwise in close proximity above and below the breaks, we have another cause of flattening.