Finally the moment you have all been waiting for (all one of you 🙂 ) ….. In this lesson we will learn how to read music! Specifically, we will be taking a look at the treble clef notes. OK, so as you know, the staff consists of 5 lines and 4 spaces. Depending upon which line or space a note is located, it will have a specific letter value (A, B, C, D, E, F or G)
So lets start with the spaces. There are 4 spaces on the staff. If you start at the bottom space and work your way up, the note values are F (first space), A (second space), C (3rd space), E (top space). A good way to remember the value of the spaces is that they spell… you guessed it… FACE! Exciting eh? OK, maybe not – but its useful to remember.
And now for the notes on the lines. As you can see in the image above, the notes are E, G, B, D, and F. There are a number of phrases you can use to remember these notes, but the one I always use is “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge”. Another thing to notice is how the curl of the treble clef circles around the G-line.
This is a short introduction to the notes that are located on the treble clef. Keep in mind that notes can be located above and below the staff. We will look at these notes in the next lessons. Look for practice sheets in the download section. Practicing your note recognition will be very important if you want to learn how to read music.