The holon diagram is a developmental hierarchy of skill acquisition. It is derived from the Piano Basics teachings of Dr. Kataoka. The basics are always the same regardless of the difficulty level of a piece.
When we clap the beat to music we are feeling music that is already on the rhythm, already made. This is much easier than creating the correct steady tempo oneself.
Bringing awareness to hearing short and long sounds is the next step after feeling the beat.