Valentine Composing Activity

Valentine Composing Activity

Write a Valentine’s Song is is a composing activity in 3/4 time for young beginners. I didn’t write in directions on this so that you may use it in different ways.¬† Students can write in finger numbers or note notes. They can use left hand, right hand, or both. They can draw in bar lines if you wish and a double bar line at the end. In fact, you can use this as a rhythmic activity and not even bother to compose a tune.

If you use this to compose with a slightly older beginner, the next step would be to notate it on staff paper. I have some large size staff paper on my web site.

I have found that students often cannot complete both lines in the lesson. Sometimes I send it home to complete, or finish  the next week.

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6 thoughts to “Write a Valentine’s Song

  • Carol Dawn

    The girls mentioned above composed their tunes during the lesson. It was supposed to be a secret from their Moms.

  • Sharon

    This was such a fun project. The sheet made it fun and easy to begin composing an “original” piece! I had one 7 yr old who did it completely on her own. When another student came back with a blank sheet SHE did it at the lesson, and kept repeating, “this is SO much fun”!!! Thanks again Susan, you are an angel!

    • susanparadis

      Thanks! I have made composing songs for several holidays. I can’t use them all every year, but it’s nice to have a choice.

  • Carol Dawn

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Have already had a mother call and remark how pleased they (and the child) were to have a musical valentine.
    Thanks! Five girls (6-7-year-olds) happily composed little tunes.

    • susanparadis

      Thanks for letting me know. Did you do the worksheet in the lesson, or send it home for them to do?

  • Carol Dawn

    Thank you for this creative activity. I’m going to try it with some of my students; they can compose a tune for their mothers.

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