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It happens; you go to compose or transpose something and you find out that your don’t have any more staff paper! Well… don’t worry anymore! If you have access to the Internet (and you do if you are reading this! :) ) you can print almost any type of staff paper with only a few clicks of your mouse!
The Internet makes many things available to us for free, the problem is that many of us aren’t aware that these types of resources are available or know where to find them. The following are a few of the better sites that I visit frequently for my own staff printing needs:
Blank Sheet Music . Net:
http://blanksheetmusic.net provides a great graphical interface that allows you to select almost any type of clef and number of staves per sheet. They have both a basic (easy to use) and advanced (still easy to use) interface for printing out exactly what you need.
Dolmetsch online . com:
http://www.dolmetsch.com/manuscriptpaper.htm has a very large selection of staff paper that you can download and save to your computer or print from online. These files are in .pdf format so you will need the Adobe Reader to view them or an Adobe enabled web browser.
Music Theory . Net:
http://www.musictheory.net/utilities/html/id96_en.html is Ricci Adams Site. In addition to having a great staff paper generator it has a whole host of learning activities including theory lessons and ear training! A must see regardless of the staff paper generator!
There are more sites available that have printable staff music and a quick Google search will bring up thousands of “hits”. Regardless of what you find, I hope that you will enjoy these sites!
If you know of any other “must see” staff paper generating sites, or find yourself enjoying or using these ones, please let me know!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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