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The Eastman Counting System
Every 4th grade through 12th grade Music student in Klein Independent School District counts using the Eastman Counting System. It is a very simple system to understand.

All you need to know is:
1. A note that begins on the beat is called by the number of the beat.
2. A note that begins halfway between two beats is called "te" (pronounced "tay")
3. A note that begins on the second third of the beat is called "la" (pronounced "lah")
4. A note that begins on the third third of the beat is called "li" (pronounced "lee")
5. Any other note is called "ta" (pronounced "tah")