Staff 1

The following is a typical five line staff.

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The staff consists of 5 vertical lines that are numbered from the bottom, the lowest being number 1 and the top line number 5. The four spaces between the lines are also numbered from the bottom, the space between line 1 and 2 is called the first space.

Notes, rests, symbols and terms are placed on, above and below the staff. The vertical positions of the notes indicates the pitch.

Clef

To indicate the pitch a G- or F- clef is placed on the beginning of the staff. The clef indicates the pitch and the name of the notes on the staff.

ClefNameNote
G-clef (Treble clef, higher pitch)G
F-clef (Bass clef, lower pitch)F

Notes

There are 7 notes names and they are ordered the same as the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. On the G-clef the G is on the second line, A on the second space, B on the 3 line, etc. On the F-clef F is on the 4 line, E on the 3 space, D on the 3 line.


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