The Staff and Treble Clef

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The staff has five horizontal lines that are equally spaced. A note can be placed on a line, in the space between lines, or it can be above/below the staff if it is connected by ledger lines, as shown above.

Each staff begins with a clef. The cleff indicates which notes are on that staff.

This staff begins with a treble clef.

Whenever you see a treble clef, the notes will have the values as shown above.

There are a number of different clefs that are used by various instruments. Piano and guitar are two instruments that typically uses the treble cleff.

Tricks to Memorize The Notes on The Treble Clef

On the treble clef, the notes between the lines, from bottom to top, are FACE. The notes on the lines of the treble, from bottom to top, spell EGBDF, which can be remembered as "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge."

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