Saturday, 9 April 2011

Music Theory - The Treble Staff

In our last theory lesson we did an article on the "Staff or Stave" and also the two main clef signs that are used on the staff, the Treble and Bass Clef.

In this music theory lesson we will be looking at the Treble Staff. The treble staff is basically the staff with the treble clef drawn at the beginning. The treble staff represents notes of high pitch. So therefore, music for instruments such as the flute, recorder and soprano saxophone would be written on the treble staff.

The lines and spaces of the treble staff are represented by a specific letter. The letters used on the staff are from the musical alphabet. These letters are A, B, C, D, E, F & G. The letters of the treble staff are not hard to remember because it label in a normal letter sequence. First you should note the structure of the staff, there is a line then a space, then a line then a space and it continues like that. Just as how the staff is designed with line and spaces following eah other, that is how the lines and space are label.

For example; the first line on the treble staff is E, so what letter would comes after E, the letter F. Therefore the letter F would go in the space that follows the E line because after a line there is a space.

The illustration below will show you the letter names of the lines and spaces of the treble staff. Please study them carefully. Remember, the staff is read from bottom to top.

Copyright (c) April 2011 by Carlinton Singh. All rights Reserved.

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