Creative Thinking Prompt: Musical Fractions

Creative Thinking Prompt: Create A Song Using Fractions

Using the table below, write out the music notes as fractions.

This chart shows how many of each note equals one whole (1).

Arrange these fractions in as many ways as possible that equal up to 1.


On a blank music sheet, divide the first line into 4 sections. For each section, write one of your possible fraction combinations. That means each section equals 1 so that your first line of music will equal 4 wholes. Continue until you have filled up your sheet of music.

Play your fraction song by clapping out or using a percussion instrument for each fraction beat.

Think Deeper:

 Using your fraction music song, label each note.

Or using a double line blank music sheet, create a song for you and a friend to play together. You take the top line and your friend plays the line below.

Download single line blank music sheet at https://www.8notes.com/school/resources/manuscript/10sl.pdf

Download double line blank music sheet at https://www.8notes.com/school/resources/manuscript/10dl.pdf

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