Turns out the same is true in music. It is taking counting to a whole new level! I have learned that there are 8th and 16th notes (and rumors that there are even dotted 8th notes where you take 1/8 +1/16.) Not only that, but 3/4 time means that there are 3 beats per measure, but the quarter note has one beat. My own kids assure me that this will become automatic, especially the “easy” ones like 3/4. It is definitely not easy for me yet.
Even though I feel like I am very strong with fractions, applying them while playing is a whole new level! I definitely can not put all of the knowledge about the way this works into practice yet; it is an entirely new concept. I am understanding my students more every day while improving my music knowledge.
Here I am trying to play while encountering very simple fractions.