LESSON 13 Rhythm Dictation: Frog in the Middle

What you'll learn

How to dictate the rhythm of Frog in the Middle
Review quarter notes, quarter rests and eighth notes

Casio Privia

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  1. I really like your lessons! How did you get so good? I really like the song you play when we start the lesson! I hope to be as good as you someday. My favorite frog is Grandpa frog! (Croak) Thank You So Much!

  2. Hi, Mr. Hoffman! I love your piano lessons! I have wanted to play the piano for awhile. So my dad got me an 88-key keyboard. When I started to watch your lessons, I didn’t want to stop. I love how you include stories and hand motions in your teaching. I also think the puppets are funny. Thank you for making learning fun. – Kari

    • You are very welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons so much, and am very happy to be your piano teacher. Good luck and happy playing!

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  4. Thank you so much Mr. Hoffman! I am 32 years old, & this is my 2nd time trying to learn the piano. My 1st time, as a child, we moved away and I just never followed through. I am now a Music Production major at Daytona State College (Great program!) and will be taking Piano 1 in the fall. I am so glad I found your website to get a head start! Thanks for making it so easy and fun to learn!

    • You can learn to play at any age. We have people much older than you happily learning to play with us. Please give it a try. Be patient with yourself. Practice each lesson carefully before moving on, and try to be consistent. Just a few minutes a day over enough time will produce great results! Let me know how it goes! Joseph Hoffman

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