Knowing the piano keys and musical alphabet isn’t enough– you need to know how to read it on a staff, too.
Learn how to read notes on the staff quickly and easily with these little tricks.
The five lines form a staff; there are two sets of five lines joined together by a brace on the left– the whole thing is called the grand staff.
On each staff, there is a symbol.
The treble clef, or G clef, is on top.
The bass clef, or F clef, is on the bottom.
- The treble clef (top) tells you about notes generally above Middle C.
- The bass clef (bottom) tells you about notes generally below Middle C.
Note reading for the two clefs are different, so make sure you look at the clefs before you begin to sight read.