~ Notation Exercise ~

Notate Pitches in Treble Clef

This assignment is designed to help you take the first steps towards using music notation software. When starting a new project in most music notation programs, the program will often have a button for 'Create New Score,' or will immediately present you with a series of setup questions as you create your new project. In MuseScore, you will see a blank score immediately with a 'Start Center' window, we suggest ignoring the blank score and clicking the 'Create New Score' button in the start center window (you can also access the start center by going to File => Start Center). This initial setup frequently takes care of basic information contained in most written works: a title and composer, instruments or clefs, time signature, key signature, etc. You should find that most of the required portions of this first assignment are fulfilled by that initial process of creating a new score in your chosen program.

  • Requirements for this exercise:
  • A title centered at the top of the score, the text of the title is up to you.
  • Your full name should be placed in the composer field, below and to the right of the title.
  • Your score should have a single staff with a treble clef.
  • A 4/4 time signature (Optional).
  • The following pitches notated on the staff of your score in order, any rhythmic value is fine: E D C D E E E ~ D D D ~ E G G ~ E D C D E E E E D D E D C
  • Always try to submit assignments early so that the instructor might be able to give you some feedback. That way, if there are any problems you can resubmit a corrected version.
  • When using a notation program for one of these assignments, you will need to export your score as a PDF. Most notation programs will have an "Export as PDF", or "Print as PDF" option. If it doesn't, consider changing programs. Once you have your score saved as a PDF, upload it to the assignment in your course. Here are instructions for exporting a PDF in MuseScore. And here are instructions for exporting a PDF using Flat.io.