Piano/Notes of the Staves

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Notes of the Staves[edit]

In written music, every line and space represents a note on the staff. The notes on the piano are named using the first seven letters of the alphabet (A through G). You must memorize each letter name to the assigned spot on the staff. However, remember that the bass clef and treble clef have lines and spaces that correspond to different note letters.

Learning to memorize each note will take some time, so you can use a mnemonic to help you. Mnemoics are words or phrases made from the letter names of the lines and spaces, to help you remember. For example, from the treble clef, from bottom to top: (E, G, B, D, F) Every Good Boy Deserves Football. Keep doing this, and you'll learn the notes in no time! A mnemonic for spaces is FACE. You can even use your hand as a mnemonic: fingers are lines.

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Try to learn notes without needing to calculate spaces and lines. That's simply too slow. Learn to read bass clef at the same time as treble clef, since otherwise you will have a terrible time trying to learn bass clef. in the spaces you may want to use the face is in the space ! a clever mnemonic For the bass clef, you may want to learn the following mnemonic for memorizing the notes on the lines:

GBDFA - Grizzly Bears Don't Fear Anything

GBDFA - Gorillas Buy Doughnuts From Asda (etc)

and All Cows Eat Grass as the one for notes between the lines. EGBDF - every good boy deserves football