Use these quick and easy music flash cards treble and bass clef notes. You must first learn your basic music note values and music note names. Then you can recognize them in an instant as your eyes move from left to right on the music staff.
Treble Clef Notes
The treble clef notes consists of 5 lines and four spaces. This clef generally represents all of the notes located above middle C on the piano or keyboard. For guitar, violin, flute or any other musical instrument the information in this post would apply directly to you. The note reading would be the same because we all read the same treble clef.
First download the music flash cards (see above links). You will then need to memorize the treble clef line notes from the bottom or first line and moving upward. They are E, G, B, D and F. The treble clef space notes spelled from the bottom or first space and moving upward are F, A, C and E.
Bass Clef Notes
The bass clef notes use the same music note names but they BEGIN ON A DIFFERENT NOTE. The bass clef lines beginning on the bottom line and moving upward are G, B, D, F and A. Use some kind of quick silly sentence like Great Big Dogs Fight Animals or create your own.
The bass clef space notes beginning on the bottom or first space and moving upward are A, C, E and G. Remember these letters by memorizing the sentence All Cows Eat Grass or something similar for quick reference.
Music Note Values
The basic music note values are the quarter note, half note, dotted half note and whole note. Their equivalent rest values are the quarter rest, half rest and whole rest.
Music Intervals are defined in music as thedistance between 2 notes on the music staff. The smallest of all music intervals is a 2nd which moves from one line note the very next space note moving either upward or downward on the music staff.
As seen in the diagram below the music interval of a third is illustrated by 2 space notes located directly above one another. The interval of a third could also be represented by 2 line directly next to each other on the music staff.
Once you can recognize the 2 most basic intervals of the 2nd and the 3rd you are ready to proceed with some simple music exercises. Learn to read music by interval on any musical instrument here.
How To Read Music
Learning how to read music is a fun and somewhat detailed process which requires patience and persistence. The first step is to learn the treble and bass clef music note names using the flash cards downloadable at the top of this post page.
Secondly, the process of learning to read music through music interval relationships is next. Please refer to the links in the above paragraphentitled “Music Intervals” for that.
After learning the note names, note values and intervals you will be ready to start playing simple piano keyboard exercises.
These exercises will further examine the small intervals of 2nds and 3rds to start with and then progress from there to music intervals of 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths and octaves.
Please start your beginning music exercise study here. There are also resources available on this website for slightly more advanced music using both bass and treble clef playing at the same time. Just following this link to The Can Can Easy Piano Sheet Music to begin learning easy piano sheet music in the Challenge Pieces Section. Be sure to view the piano video tutorials on each page and then follow the links at the bottom of each page to proceed to the next piece of easy piano sheet music. Enjoy!