Time to Make
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Open the notebook onto a page and position it horizontally on a flat surface. Sketch out a music note in pencil, making it large enough to fill the page, as shown.
- Draw dots with black pen at key points in the note, use the picture as a guide if needs be. Or, to make it easier, you can print out musical notes on a computer and trace over them by placing the image under the page.
- Once you’ve drawn out the dots, take an eraser and rub out the pencil lines. Repeat for other music notes and symbols, doing one to a page, then draw on horizontal lines and multiple notes per page. Leave blank pages, so as they advance they can draw out the notes from memory.
- Now you can hand over the notebook and encourage a budding musician to start drawing out the musical notes following the dot to dots.
If you think the lines might be a distraction, stick a rectangle of white paper onto each page before drawing out the dot-dot. This won't work with any tracing, so bear that in mind.