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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 thenotes that you would play inany given piece This particular grand staff iscommon with piano pieces The top staff has the TrebleClef; itrepresents what yourright hand usually plays The bottom staff with the BassClef; 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 ClefThe 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 DevicesSpaces; 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 ECAF 9. F -FineThe lines createD -Doesa sentence that you read fromB -Boy the bottom up; Every Good BoyG -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 MnemonicsSpaces G -GasLines E -EatA -Always C -CarsF -Fine A -AllD -DoB -BoysFun fact! The bassclef kind of lookslike an F!G -Good 11. Two Ways to Figure Out Notes on StaffChooseFind note Mnemonics through ClefLines; EGBDF Spaces; FACEBass= F;& GBDFA& ACEG Treble= G 12. Final Notes Understanding the GrandStaff and where the notesfall in each clef is important! However, you still need tounderstand rhythm and howlong each note is helddepending on its timesignatureNow that you know the For more information, watchbasics, you can learn simplesongs such as Ode to Joy! Listenthis video.to Anne play it now!