Hot Cross Buns Creator for Violin

Hot Cross Buns Creator for Violin

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 Bunns.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.


One computer with Finale Notation Softeware 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 uses 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 amd one copy of Finale

When budget should be submitted:


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