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  • 1. How to Read Music  A Quick Overview by Anne Pugh
  • 2. The Staff The staff is comprised of 5 lines and 4 spaces The staff is usually accompanied by a Clef which tells you what notes the staff is representing
  • 3. The Grand Staff The Grand Staff represents the notes that you would play in any given piece This particular grand staff is common with piano pieces The top staff has the Treble Clef; itrepresents what your right hand usually plays The bottom staff with the Bass Clef; itrepresents your left hand
  • 4. The Treble Clef The Treble clef tells you Treble Clef: where to find the note “G” The Clefs curl circles around the note G. This line is G!
  • 5. The Bass Clef The line is F! The bass clef represents lower notes (hence why it is usually on the bottom staff) The clef tells you where the note “F” is by having two dots straddle the F line on that particular staff
  • 6. A Few Things… From finding out where the G and F are on the respective Treble and Bass clefs, you can then figure out the rest of the grand staff alphabetically Music, however, only has notes A through G There is no note for “H” So when you label the staff, it goes as such: ABCDEFGABCDEFG- and so on
  • 7. The Grand Staff; LabeledDid you get it?
  • 8. The Treble Clef Mnemonic Device Mnemonic Devices Spaces; Treble Clef There is an easy way to  The notes in the spaces of remember where notes land the staff notated with a depending on the clef treble clef spell out F-A-C-E; FACE. Both the Treble and Bass clef have these E C A F
  • 9. F -Fine The lines create D -Does a sentence that you read from B -Boy the bottom up; Every Good Boy G -Good Does Fine. E -Every The starting letter of every word is the note for that line. Treble Clef Mnemonic Device; Lines
  • 10. Bass Clef Mnemonics Spaces G -Gas Lines E -Eat A -Always C -Cars F -Fine A -All D -Do B -BoysFun fact! The bassclef kind of lookslike an “F”! G -Good
  • 11. Two Ways to Figure Out Notes on Staff Choose Find note Mnemonics through Clef Lines; EGBDF Spaces; FACE Bass= F; & GBDFA & ACEG Treble= G
  • 12. Final Notes  Understanding the Grand Staff and where the notes fall in each clef is important!  However, you still need to understand rhythm and how long each note is held depending on its time signatureNow that you know the  For more information, watchbasics, you can learn simplesongs such as Ode to Joy! Listen this Anne play it now!