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6 Beats and time signature 3/8


The quarter note/crochet pulse was taught from the very first lessons and it is already internalized. Children should understand and follow the conductor’s beating movement. The problem is that children often associate the pulse merely with the crotchet/quarter note. When the pulse/beat is eight-note/quaver, like in time signature 3/8, they are embarrassed. Our lesson intends to teach this new time signature and demonstrates the teaching of the eight-note beats. The lesson also explains how the beat is changing to dotted crotchet when the piece in 3/8 time signature is played in one.

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