Alfred's Music Tech Series: Composing Music With Notation is designed for late elementary to high school students, and can be used in groups or individually. No previous experience with music notation software or music theory is required!With Composing Music With Notation, students will:have a broader understanding of the elements of musicbecome familiar with the operation of notation softwarecompose melodies and accompaniments, andarrange songs using notation software!Composing Music With Notation is organized into five units, each including progressive and supplemental activities for practice and reinforcement. Topics include:Unit 1: Entering a Song - entering, editing, printing, adding expressions, composing lyricsUnit 2: Arranging - identifying patterns in music, copying and pasting, reconstructing songs, harmonizing songsUnit 3: 16-Bar Song Form - listening to, analyzing, and composing songs in 16-bar formUnit 4: Jazz - Dixieland, swing, partner songs, creating a rhythm section, 12-bar bluesUnit 5: Theme and Variations - listening to, analyzing and composing melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic variationsAppendix: An overview of the rules of notation and the fundamentals of musicCompanion Data CDEach lesson includes activity files located on Data CD. These files are compatible with most music notation programs, with specific files for Finale and Sibelius (programs not included). Many of the activities can be completed with demonstration software, available for free online, from these publishers.76 pages.