Hot Cross Buns Creator for Cello

Hot Cross Buns Creator for Cello

Jean M. Dougherty
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Pennridge School District, Perkasie, Pa.

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation Software






One computer with Finale Notation Software.


20 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Working knowledge of computers. Limited knowledge of specific Finale functions. Knowledge of the song Hot Cross Buns.

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME standard of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
NAfME standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

NAfME standard of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME standard of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.

NAfME 2014: Responding 


One computer with Finale Notation Software. Finale Worksheet file-Download zip archive No midi keyboard necessary.


How well will the goal be accomplished in this lesson?
Student will display a knowledge of the song Hot Cross Buns with 100% accuracy.
Student will display ability to use specific functions of Finale by completing worksheet with 90% accuracy.


This is a self-paced individual lesson. The following preliminary steps may be taken:
1. Review the tune Hot Cross Buns.
2. Review any necessary computer skills needed to complete the worksheet.
3. When the student has completed the worksheet, the teacher and student can listen together to decide how well the piece plays. Give suggestions as needed.
4. Student can print or save work.


Subjective teacher/student evaluation.

Follow Up:

Future lessons will be added to help students reinforce other familiar tunes.

Items to Purchase:

One computer and one copy of Finale.

When budget should be submitted:


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