My New Kite

Things to Review
Steps Moving Up or Down
C Major Five-Finger Position

Whatʼs New
Bar Lines
Measures
Time Signature

When introducing time signatures for the first time, we start by using the quarter note as the lower symbol. This will get replaced with a “4” later on, but starting with the quarter note on the bottom helps students remember and understand what the 4 represents.

If you begin counting metrically in this piece, you will notice that the finger numbers in measures 1, 2, 5, and 6 match the beats. Just a little help as students get used to using numbers in a different way.

Those kids have finally made it out to the park to fly their kites!

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