Notation

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HOW TO READ MUSIC

Good explanation of how to read music and why.

 

A SHORT HISTORY OF MUSIC NOTATION

“A Short History of Music Notation”

 

 

 

Clefs

TIME SIGNATURES

MEASURE


 

KEY SIGNATURE

 


KEY SIGNATURES

ORDER OF SHARPS AND FLATS

 

Here are how the Sharps and Flats are notated on the Treble and Bass Clefs.  Note that they are always notated in the same positions.


 

NOTE AND REST VALUES

 

 

How to Count Music

HOW TO REMEMBER KEY SIGNATURES


 

DIRECTION OF STEMS – UP OR DOWN

The stem rule tells us which direction the stem of a music note must be written on the music staff.  You may have noticed that sometimes you see stems going up for some notes and going down for others.

This is not just random.  There are two compositional rules musicians follow when writing notes on the staff.

RULE #1

If the notehead of a music note is on the third line of the staff or above, the stems must go down on the left.   (If you’re not sure what the third line is, read more here about the lines and spaces.)

Write the stem attached to the left side of the note and point it down below the notehead.

RULE #2

If the notehead is below the third line, the stem goes up on the right.  In other words, attach the stem to the right side of the note and have it travel upward above the notehead.

 

 

GAMES

Name that Pitch – Classics for Kids

RESOURCES

how_to_read_notes treble bass clef pdf

all_treble_notereading worksheet naming pitches

all_bass_clef_notereading worksheet naming pitches

SPEED TESTS – How fast can your read pitches

Grand-Staff-Note-Name-Speed-Test-20-Notes

Grand-Staff-Note-Name-Speed-Test-50-Notes

Grand-Staff-Note-Name-Speed-Test-A-100-Notes-1jbqgbjGrand-Staff-Note-Name-Speed-Test-B-100-Notes

Grand-Staff-Note-Name-Speed-Test-C-100-Notes

READING MUSIC VIDEOS

the Fastest Method to Reading Music