Write a Song

1. Print the staff paper.
2. Draw your clef at the beginning of the first staff.
3. Draw your time signature. Your choice of 2/4, 3/4 or  4/4 time.
4. Pick a scale you can play well. Using notes from your scale, fill 2 measures with your notes. In the next two measures take the notes from the first two measures and write them up a third. In the following two measures, take the notes from the first two measures and write them up a fifth. Finish your piece however you would like, you must have a minimum of 8 measures. If you do not know a scale, pick 5 notes and use 4/4 time for your song. You may use any note value that you know how to play. Remember to put a barline at the end of each measure. Remember to put your clef at the beginning of each staff you use. Put a double barline at the end of your song.
5. Add a title.

Be ready to play it and bring it to your lesson. (25 points) Double points for using a minor scale as the basis of your song.

About miriamtroxler

Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
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