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Do your students play in cut-time? I simply teach it as cut-time’s cousin. Rather than conducting each beat 1-2-3-4-5-6 *trying it very quickly*, we cut it in half. ONE-2-3 FOUR-5-6 – evolving to ONE-TWO ONE-TWO. Explain a few rhythms that might be tricky, and you’re good to go.