My Front Tooth

Things to Review
Blocked and Broken C Chords
Half Rest

Whatʼs New
Sharp

Isolate measures 4 and 8 to teach the rhythm. Write in the counts, as well as and filling in the box with the name of the LH note. Then play, counting aloud. You might want to start with these two measures before teaching the rest of the piece.

Just as we want to make intervals a tactile experience — i.e. a distinct physical response to visual stimulus — we want to do the same with sharps. The 2nd finger begins on D and then moves up to D-sharp. This relocation of the finger upwards to the nearest black key provides the compare and contrast moment to help students understand what to do when they see a sharp sign.

Use measures 2 and 6 as examples of broken and blocked C chords.

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