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 4 measures with your notes. These four measures will become your theme. In the next four measures take the notes from the first four measures and change them in some way. Some ideas are changing the rhythm,  changing a few pitches in your theme, or adding rests. In the following four measures, change your theme yet another way. Finish your piece with one more variation of your theme. 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  writing in 3/8, 6/8 or 9/8 time.

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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