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Time Signature 3/4
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In a student’s first experience with a tied note, it is a good idea to compare and contrast this with the slur, since they look like the same sign. And, from a certain point of view, they are: they both mean to “connect”. The slur is for notes that change, and the tie for notes that are the same.

We are still looking only at 2nds in the C Major Five Finger Position as the LH continues to become familiar with new notes in the bass staff. The bold F line is there, also a box to name the bass clef, and another to name the starting note.

C in the bass staff is one of the most difficult notes for students to remember. Challenge students to memorize that one note especially. (And reward them when they do!) It will create security and confidence when reading in the bass staff.

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