Music and Teaching Materials by Susan Paradis
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Staff paper for Student Composing
Level: Late Elementary
Type: Composing Activities
I made this staff paper to give some guidance to students composing piano music. There are two pages. The first page has a grand staff and 3 measures to a line. The measures are numbered because that will help you a lot when you write a critique. Be sure and remind students that the piece does not have to be 12 measures long and to use the second page to make it longer. The second page has a grand staff, but does not have bar lines, so if you don't want bar lines on your staves, print the second page only or check out some of the other blank manuscript paper in different sizes I have posted.
I use this size with students about 11 to 13 years old who are starting composing. I will also be posting paper exactly like this except with larger staves for younger children.
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