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It must be time to talk about this again as I am getting a number of students asking me where they can obtain staff paper! There are a number of GREAT sites online where customizable music staff paper templates can either be designed or are already templatized.
One of the very best sites to print staff paper (and highly customizable) is blanksheetmusic.net:
http://blanksheetmusic.net They offer the ability to print blank treble, bass, C, percussion, piano, guitar, bass, mandolin, and other TAB based staves. In addition, you are able to choose the scale, orientation, brackets, and contrast of the print.
Newly to the list of printable staff paper is a great site, from the folks at virginia.edu, that has compiled a list of blank music papers and ensemble staffs in PDF format including: solos, duets, trio, quartets, quintets, full concert band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, SSA, SAB, SATB, ans SSATB! A great new resouce… I hope it is maintained for a long time! You can find it here:
Dolmetsch Online (Which I have written about extensively on our site!) also has a very large set of blank music manuscript papers including: 14-40 staves, keyboard with soloists, percussion/drum, and just about any that you could want or imagine! Find them here:
Finally, Music Sheaf has a great interface for selecting blank music staff paper as well, including both US, ISO, and even customizable paper sizes for print. Find them here:
For many of these you will need the ADOBE PDF Reader program to view and print them. Get it free here, free!
Well, hopefully this is a GOOD start for any of you looking for printable music staff paper! I do not purchase music paper tablets anymore since all these resources have become available.
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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