Philip’s Tappin’ Dance Band

Tapping on the fallboard helps Philip establish a 4/4 meter presented on this page. By tapping softer and faster he hears and feels rhythmic patterns, not just single pulses. Learning to tap on the off beats happens naturally, without fuss or explanation. He discovers how to learn a piece by checking what’s the same and what’s different. Philip’s dance band really rocks with energy. And what fun it is to challenge the teacher — faster! From Primer Level Lesson Book, Pg. 40, “Dance Band.”