Write a Valentine’s Song

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 Responses to Write a Valentine’s Song

  1. Carol Dawn

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.