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In this lesson, students will compose unique short musical pieces using a paper and pencil method as well as a digital composition software like Finale or Sibelius on the computer. Students will then evaluate the differences between manual and digital composition and then reflect on what the music composition experience must have been like for the classic composers who did not have this technology available to them. At the end of this lesson, students will have created a short hand-written song, and a 2 minute long song using Finale or Sibelius.


  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Music
  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Education > General
  • Educational Technology > General
  • Educational Technology > Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Health > General
  • Information & Media Literacy > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • World Languages > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division


4406 Educational Technology Music



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