‘Irish Jig’ Elementary Improvisation & Composition Project

Composing a simple melody in D minor!

Enjoy the fun of an Irish Jig with this great elementary Improvisation Activity or mini Composition Project!

Writing music is a cool way to help students learn and process music, and master basic music theory. This elementary improvisation activity is pedagogically sound, with lots of musical fun – A great little composition project – Fun for St Patrick’s Day or any time!

Get your elementary students:

  • Playing around and improvising on the keyboard
  • Composing a 2 bar repeating melody, to fit into a whole page piece
  • Learning about 3/4 time and it’s basic pulse or ‘feel’
  • Experiencing the key of D minor
  • Reading and writing crotchets and minims
  • Learn about an anacrusis or upbeat bar
  • Reinforcing note reading and writing from the F below middle C up to the A above
  • Suitable for students in the first year or two of learning music

This project pack includes 2 versions – One version is suitable to use any time of the year, and the second version has artwork especially geared to celebrating St Patrick’s Day, to use seasonally.

Have fun teaching simple composition – Get your students thinking creatively!

Take a look:

  • music for st patrick's day

Suitable for students with early to late elementary keyboard skills – each hand covers only 5 notes, without changing hand position.

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Studio Licence:- Buy once and print for all your own students, that you personally teach, for a lifetime.  (Studios with multiple teachers will need to purchase a digital copy for every teacher using this project.)


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