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Learning how to read music pp

  1. 1. Learning How To Read Music For Beginning String & Band Students
  2. 2. Step 1 <ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the Staff. </li></ul><ul><li>It has 5 lines and 4 spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>It looks like this: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2 <ul><li>What clef do you use? </li></ul><ul><li>Your Clef can be found at the beginning of each new song. </li></ul><ul><li>The Treble Clef/G Clef is used for high-Pitched/sounding instruments like the flute, trumpet & violin. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bass Clef/F Clef is used by lower sounding instruments like the tuba & cello. </li></ul><ul><li>The piano uses both the treble and the bass clefs because it can play high and low pitches at the same time. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3A <ul><li>Memorize the lines and spaces for your clef. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a catchy phrase to help you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the treble clef lines try: Every Good Boy Does Fine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the treble clef spaces try FACE. Hint: Space rhymes with FACE  </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Step 3B <ul><li>Memorize the lines and spaces for your clef. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a catchy phrase to help you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the Bass Clef try: Good Boys Deserve Ferraris for the Lines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the Bass Clef try All Cows Eat Grass. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Step 4 <ul><li>Once you have memorized What these look like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clef </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grab your instrument and a pencil </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 5 <ul><li>Most music texts begin by introducing the first 3 notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s begin by looking at the first three notes for the trumpet. </li></ul><ul><li>The first three notes for the trumpet are: </li></ul><ul><li>-E flat, F natural & G. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 6 <ul><li>Find our first song in the music text titled-”Four In A Row” page 7 #10. </li></ul><ul><li>Grab your pencil and ask yourself if the first note you see is on a line or a space. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Okay it is a space……….. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Count from the bottom using FACE  </li></ul><ul><li>So it’s the bottom space right? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Then it is an F right? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Step 7 <ul><li>Do you notice anything? </li></ul><ul><li>That’s right- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first four notes are exactly the same. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go Ahead and write the letter F under the first four notes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 8 <ul><li>Look at the next measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself is this note on a line or a space?? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a line right? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Count from the bottom using Every Good Boy Does Fine. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s the second line up, right? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So that’s a G correct? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Step 9 <ul><li>Okay, now write the letters names under each note for the remaining measures. </li></ul><ul><li>Next look at your fingering chart on page 6. </li></ul><ul><li>For an E= press valves 1and 2 @ the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>For an F = press valve 1 </li></ul><ul><li>For a G= press 0 valves </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 10 <ul><li>Under the letters you have just written please, add the valve #’s under each note. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have completed this sing the letter names. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, try playing the song at a slow tempo using the correct fingerings. </li></ul>

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