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Music

Notation

This section will help you revise the different ways of writing music down, called notation.

Treble and bass clef

The notes on the treble clef look like this:

You can remember the notes on the lines by the sentence Every Green Bus Drives Fast.

The notes in the spaces spell the word FACE.

If you need to write notes above or below the stave [Stave: A set of five horizontal lines used to visually represent musical notation. Also known as a staff. ], they look like this:

The notes on the bass clef look like this:

You can remember the notes on the lines by the sentence Great Big Dogs Frighten Albert.

You can remember the notes in the spaces by the sentence All Cows Eat Grass.

If you need to write notes above or below the stave, they look like this:

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