Reply To: Duple vs triple meter
John Feierabend’s “First Steps in Music” contains many songs that he refers to as having beats in 2s or beats in 3s. There is a Classical music CD called “Keeping the beat” that has many examples of both and you have the students tap beats—example: 2 taps here (right knee) and 2 taps there (left knee). I do this with my K and 1 students almost every class period and then when they’re older, you can refer back to those experiences and add the duple/triple vocabulary. If you use the Feierabend Conversational Solfege for music literacy, the students will learn that the beat can be divided into 2 or 3 equal parts.