Walk, Running-Running, Ta-Te-Te

In Level 2A, subdivision of quarter notes into eighth notes are introduced. Counting eighth notes is taught in stages as Nancy guides Charlotte through a progression of singing, tapping, and chanting. This progressive approach allows the student to feel the pulse and understand the rhythmic subdivisions without being encumbered with the numbers. Before they begin playing the entire minuet, Nancy singles out two of the more “challenging” measures for Charlotte to rehearse as she “trains” her fingers. From Level 2A Lesson Book, Pg. 14-15, “A Minuet for Mr. Bach’s Children.”

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