Free Activity: Roll a Composition

roll a composition

Perfect for a classroom lesson, virtual assignment, extra credit, or an activity for a substitute teacher, this fun and free Roll a Composition activity will help spark your students’ creativity and get started on an original composition based purely on chance!

How it works:

  1. Click here to access and print out the free PDF, and have a dice on hand.
  2. Follow the steps in the PDF, rolling the dice to determine the time signature, tempo, key, and first note value/rhythm, and pitch.
  3. Based on the results of each roll, begin notating your composition in the Compose app in SmartMusic.
  4. Continue rolling the dice to determine each next rhythm and pitch (or rest!) in the composition.
  5. Use the blank table at the bottom of the document to add your own criteria for rolling your composition!
  6. Play the composition to see how it sounds!

roll a composition pdf

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