In order to be able to read music it is essential to quickly recognize the note on each space and line in the staff. This is achieved with a lot of practice and patience.

However at first it can be helpful to memorize the order of the notes in the spaces and lines. For example in the G clef, the notes on the lines are E, G, B, D and F. In the spaces the notes are F, A, C, and E:

The space notes are easy to remember since they make the word FACE. For the line notes you can use the following phrase: Every Good Boy Does Fine.

The F clef:

See Reading Music in the Tutorials section.


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