Treble Clef Notes

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In the treble clef, the names of the four spaces, bottom to top, are F, A, C, and E.  If the space below the bottom line, D, is added, then the acronym Dog FACE can be used to learn the treble clef note names.

spaces

 

mouse Hover your mouse over each space note below to view the note name and see the acronym.

 

spaces D F A C E

The names of the five lines, bottom to top, are E, G, B, D, and F. The acronym of treble clef lines is Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge.

lines

 

 

mouse Hover your mouse over each line note below to view the note name and see the acronym.

 

 

lines E G B D F

 

When all of the space and line notes are placed in ascending order, notice how the alphabet appears!

treble

You can learn the notes that are above the staff simply by continuing the alphabet pattern alternating lines and spaces. For example, the space directly above the F on the top line will be a G, since G comes after F in the alphabet. The line above this G (which is called a ledger line because it's been added to the staff), would be an A.

This pattern can also help you figure out the lower notes underneath the written staff. The lowest note seen above is a D, which is the space below the bottom line. If we add a ledge line underneath that D, the note would be a C, since C comes before D in the alphabet.


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