### Grand staff (1)

1. GRAND STAFF BY ELORM BOVEN FIAHAGBE.
2. CONTENTS.  Definition of grand staff.  The lines of the grand staff.  The spaces of the grand staff.  The invisible line in the grand staff.  Putting the notes on the staves
3. GRAND STAFF. The Grand Staff (also known as the Grand Stave) is basically just 2 staves joined together, with an invisible line in between them. There are two staves which make up the Grand Staff. The top stave uses the Treble Clef to identify notes and the bottom stave uses the Bass Clef
4. THE LINE IN THE GRAND STAFF  First we will be looking at the lines in the top stave. This is the treble clef (also called the G clef) stave.  These are the first five letters of the pattern E G B D F from the bottom line to the top line and as long as you know the order of the letters from E, you can always work out a note by starting from the bottom line and working through the sequence of letters.
5. THE SPACES IN THE GRAND STAFF.  The spaces in the grand staff begin with an F and because there are 4 spaces the spaces will be F A C E.  This makes it easy to memorize the top staff because they are spelt in F A C E.
6. THE SPACES IN THE GRAND STAFF. The spaces on the bottom staff begin on A in the sequence and because there are 4 spaces the spaces are A C E G.
7. THE LINE OF THE GRAND STAFF.  The lines on the bottom staff also follow the same sequence of letters, but for the bottom staff we begin on G. So the sequence of letters will be G,B,D,F,A.
8. THE INVISIBLE LINE IN THE GRAND STAFF.  There is a invisible line running through the two staves. There are 5 lines in a staff, but the staves actually has 11 lines. Middle C is also the note in the middle of the Grand Staff. The picture below shows the notes on the lines and spaces including the invisible line.
9. THE INVISIBLE LINE IN THE GRAND STAFF.  The picture above shows the notes on the grand staff from the bottom line of the base clef to the top line of the treble clef.  Now you can see the sequence of letters from the bottom to the top. A C E G B D F A C E.
10. PUTTING NOTES ON THE STAVES.  Music notes are slightly squashed circles that can either be on a line or in a space. When a note is on a line, the line passes through the middle of the note. When a note is in a space, it is directly in between the lines.
11. EXAMPLES. This note is on the A line in the bass clef-therefore it is A!  This note is on the B line on the treble clef- therefore it is B.