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Parade, the tenth song in The Joy of First Year Piano method book, introduces the concept of ‘subdivision’ or more specifically,

subdivision of the beat.

Emma learning to subdivide at 7 years old, one month of lessons.

Accented Subdivisions

As the student advances through their first few years of lessons, the goal is to achieve not only complete independence of the hands but also the ability to play syncopated rhythms (accented subdivisions) in both hands while staying in time with the metronome.

(The most famous, popular piano piece featuring accented syncopations in both hands is the Peanuts Theme.)

Maddie at ten years old, four years of lessons,

learning her most recently selected song: 100 Years.

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