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Some Sheet Music Information
« on: August 29, 2006, 11:21:07 PM »
This post is about how to read, understand, and write on sheet music.  If anyone wants to add on any other information, feel free to do so:

Grand Staff

Piano sheet music is made up of 2 staffs with 5 lines and 4 spaces each.  Both staffs together form the grand staff.  The top staff is called the treble clef, or the G clef.  The bottom staff is called the bass clef, or the F clef. 

For a visual, follow this link:  http://www.free-online-piano-lessons.com/piano-notes.html


Notes On Sheet Music

The notes for the treble clef are as follows:  space below bottom line is D, and u go up the alphabet as you hit each line and space

The notes for the bas clef are as follows:  space below bottom line is F, and u go up the alphabet as you hit each line and space

*For the visual, see the above link of the grand staff


Key Signatures

The order of sharps for both clefs are: F C G D A E B (order of flats in reverse)

The order of flats for both clefs are: B E A D G C F (order of sharps in reverse)

here is an explanation on how to write the sharps on the treble clef:

1st sharp - on the very top line of the treble clef, that should be F.
2nd sharp - from F, go down to the 2nd space below F, that should be C.
3rd sharp - from C, go up above the top line to the empty space, that should be G.
4th sharp - from G, go down to the 2nd line below G, that should be D.
5th sharp - from D, go down to the 2nd space below D, that should be A.
6th sharp - from A, go up to the first space below F, that should be E.
7th sharp - from E, go down to the middle line, that should be B.

here is an explanation on how to write the flats on the treble clef:

1st sharp - on the middle line of the treble clef, that should be B.
2nd sharp - from B, go up to the 1st space below the top line, that should be E.
3rd sharp - from E, go down to the 2nd space below E, that should be A.
4th sharp - from A, go up to the 2nd line above A, that should be D.
5th sharp - from D, go down to the 2nd line below D, that should be G.
6th sharp - from G, go up to the 2nd space above G, that should be C.
7th sharp - from C, go down to the bottom space, that should be F.


here is an explanation on how to write the sharps on the bass clef:

1st sharp - on the 2nd line from the top of the bass clef, that should be F.
2nd sharp - from F, go down to the 2nd space below F, that should be C.
3rd sharp - from C, go up to the 1st space above F, that should be G.
4th sharp - from G, go down to the 2nd line below G, that should be D.
5th sharp - from D, go down to the 2nd space below D, that should be A.
6th sharp - from A, go up to the space below F, that should be E.
7th sharp - from E, go down to the 2nd line from the bottom, that should be B.

here is an explanation on how to write the flats on the bass clef:

1st sharp - on the 2nd line of the bass clef, that should be B.
2nd sharp - from B, go up to the 2nd space above B, that should be E.
3rd sharp - from E, go down to the last space below B, that should be A.
4th sharp - from A, go up to the 2nd line above A, that should be D.
5th sharp - from D, go down to the bottom line, that should be G.
6th sharp - from G, go up to the 2nd space above G, that should be C.
7th sharp - from C, go down to the empty space below G, that should be F.

For the visual, follow this link:  http://www.empire.k12.ca.us/capistrano/Mike/capmusic/Key%20Signatures/key_signatures.htm
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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 05:13:36 AM »
Thanks for this post "T-Block".......I really need to brush up on my reading of sheet music.

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 11:00:12 AM »
This is awesome. Do you think you could do me a favor. I've been having trouble finding website for my music students, who are in middle school.

The trick is, I need the websites to be interactive in nature. Any help you can give T-Block, or anyone else, would be great.


Thanks!!

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 09:14:30 AM »
Reading is fundamental.
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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006, 09:17:42 AM »
Reading is fundamental.


It's what I tell my students all the time.
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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006, 05:43:49 PM »
http://www.musictheory.net/

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 08:13:38 AM »
T-Block,

what is the best way to get better at reading/playing (even writing) by sheet music? Can you recommend a practice routine?

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 07:24:37 PM »
http://www.musictheory.net/

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The trainers on this site are amazing!  The only thing I wish for is some more ear training options (more jazz chords and modes).  Oh, and optional fingerings on the brass instruments (third valve is the same as 2+3, fourth is the same as 1+3 on four valves, etc.)  Either way, if you are in a typical college ear training course, this trainer is perfect!  Reminds me of what we had on the computers, the DIET (drills in ear training) system.

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007, 08:17:28 PM »
you deserve a big thumbs up T-block. that's what i needed ;D ;D....God Bless!

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 10:44:20 AM »



This is awesome. Do you think you could do me a favor. I've been having trouble finding website for my music students, who are in middle school.

The trick is, I need the websites to be interactive in nature.


Sjon: this is a great site for young musicians.

http://www.musictechteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm

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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008, 01:53:51 PM »
Thanks, this infromation is right on time for me.   :)

I really appreciate all of your help.
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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2008, 06:34:45 PM »
thanx..this is great material.
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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 10:34:25 AM »
Here are some great videos to help you learn about sheet music:

#4 Music theory: Note values and time signatures


#5 Music Theory: Reading sheet music


#6 Music theory: Interval Music theory
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Re: Some Sheet Music Information
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 11:12:34 AM »
Good Stuff!!! Here is a link to a website where you can prepare charts using the grand staff. It's similar to Finale and Sibelius, but it's free and shareable.
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