Note to the teacher. When playing the following exercises, ask the pupil concerning the position that the notes occupy on the staff, their names as well as their values. Pupils are apt to play exercises like these from the fingering. In order to avoid this, frequent questions should be asked.
Whole note: count four to each
Half note: Count one and two on the first note, three and four the second
Half note and rest
Other exercises for the right hand only
Quarters notes and rests
Three-fourth time. Count three quarters in each measure
A tie placed over two notes upon the same degree, signifies that the second note is not to be struck. The key, however, is to be held down during the combined length of both notes.