Tutorial: Making Melodies for Music Worksheets using Music Fonts

This tutorial is a follow-up on my last tutorial, which was about making rhythms using music fonts when making music worksheets.  This tutorial is about writing melodies using two music fonts: MusiQuik and StaffClefPitchesEasy (click here to read my complete post about music fonts).

These two fonts are a little more complicated to use than the rhythm fonts mentioned in the previous tutorial, however, they still work pretty well for creating simple melodies for your music worksheets or other projects.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmjUvx87_U8

Stay tuned — another tutorial is on the way!  Update: The next tutorial is about using my free png files of music symbols to create worksheets, instead of using music fonts.  It’s easy — check out the tutorial!

PG
Joy Morin is a piano teacher in Perrysburg, Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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5 Comments

  1. Denise
    Posted 5 April 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Thanks again Joy! Really appreciate you taking the time to make this follow-up tutorial, it is very helpful. One question – is there a way to add in accidentals when using MusiQwik?

    • Posted 8 April 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

      Yes, take a look at the character map and you’ll see what the symbols are. They aren’t easy to get to, unfortunately!

  2. Posted 8 April 2013 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Great post, Joy! I’m having trouble putting a flat before a note and just can’t figure out what to do. Have you got any idea? (MusiQuik).

    Marcia

    • Posted 8 April 2013 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

      The flats are located behind the symbols of vowels with accent markings…I don’t know if that helps very much, but if you can go to Insert > Symbol in Microsoft Publisher, you might have some luck through trial-and-error.

  3. Laura
    Posted 5 February 2016 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Joy,
    Trying to watch this video on YouTube but it just comes saying invalid link? Any ideas? I loved your rhythm video, I have always used Sibelius and it takes ages so would love to watch this video as well!

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