Staff Paper PDFs
Free Music Staff Paper

Staff paper PDFs, free!  I've got all sizes and types here - just have a look and download what you need.

On this page: small & GIANT-sized staffs -  grand staff, treble clef, bass clef, and viola clef printable staff paper for your music studio or lessons.

Staff paper is a necessity for a music teacher.  Having your music students write their own notes onto music paper is perhaps the BEST way to help them truly understand, "What does the staff mean?"

Let's start with blank staff paper:

Blank staff paper to use with music students

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Single staffs are all you need for most instruments.

I've finally discovered how to make a HORIZONTAL page with my Finale software, so I am replacing the former single staff page, and adding in a new GRAND STAFF page, also with a horizontal orientation.

Here's the new GIGANTIC horizontal staff, perfect  for the first few music lessons:

Giant horizontal single music staff for beginner students

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Here is another horizontal grand staff. 

There is lots of room to draw the treble and bass clef symbols students are learning, and the "invisible Middle C line" (a dashed line on which we can draw a Middle C note) in-between the two staffs:

Giant grand staff, horizontal - perfect for beginning music students!

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I like using the following paper for identifying "guide notes" (treble G, bass F, and Middle C), and then writing short songs or phrases using just 5 notes.

Blank grand staff, BIG

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Again, no bar lines... no clef symbols... my favorite way to draw notes with my piano students:

The grand staff with no bar lines or clef symbols

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Here's the same thing but even smaller spacing between the lines, with four grand staffs - enough for a short song!

Piano grand staffs with small staves

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Putting bar lines in helps piano students learn to do staff notation in a uniform manner.  

Still, there are no clef symbol markings or piano braces, so this paper can be used for 2 treble instruments in a duet, 2 bass instruments, or any other combination:

Grand staff with no clef symbols, 4 bars a line

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One of the benefits of using staff paper with bar lines is that kids learn they've got to confine their wandering notes inside the measure lines. 

It's cute to watch the size of their notes shrink as they progress from left to right, with a whole lot of squeezing going on as the bar approaches!

The staff paper PDFs below have clef symbols and a piano brace in each grand music staff:

Grand staff with four measures a line printable staff paper

Smaller and more refined staff notation can fit the following staff sheet:

Grand staff with five bars a line

Now for single-staff instruments, here are some BIG staffs for younger students to practice their music notation on:

Bass clef free staff paper

These large-staved staff paper pdfs make it easy for young students to practice their staff notation writing, using large note-heads.  Drawing sharps and flats and natural signs are easier, too.

Here are smaller staffs, to which your music students will quickly graduate!

Viola clef free staff paper

And last, three giant staffs, NOT REALLY FOR WRITING ON, but - MY SUGGESTION - for laminating and using with your new note-readers.  Try moving coins up and down the music staff - they should fit these staff charts very well!

The TREBLE clef:

Use this giant treble clef with new note-readers


The BASS clef:

Bass clef music staff, GIANT!

And the beautiful and mysterious (to most musicians) viola clef, which shows where Middle C is!  

This is a clef symbol that can be moved up or down the staff, depending on the range of the music.  Go get a blank staff, if you need that clef in a different spot!

The VIOLA clef:

Viola clef music staff, BIG!





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