Music Basics – Treble Clef and Bass Clef Note Names


Music Basics Series – Part 4

By Jan Durrant

TREBLE CLEF and BASS CLEF NOTE NAMES

Both the Treble and Bass clefs each have five lines and four spaces. Learning the actual note names of each line and space(the spaces between each line) is very simple.

Please memorize the sentences below for the Treble Clef Line and Space Notes:

Treble Clef Line Notes (starting from the bottom line and moving up)

E G B D F

  • Every Good Boy Does Fine

(the first letter of each word helps you remember the order of the notes)

Treble Clef Space Notes (starting from the first space and going up)

F A C E

  • Just remember that the treble clef spaces spell the word ‘FACE’.

Bass Clef Line and Space Notes are as follows:

Line Notes: G B D F A

  • Great Big Dogs Fight Animals

Space Notes: A C E G

  • All Cars Eat Gas

Now you know all the names of the white keys on your piano or keyboard. You also learned today the actual letter names of each line and space on both the treble and bass clefs


Article source: GoArticles.com About the author: Jan Durrant holds a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Texas. She has over 25 years experience in both public and private school music teaching.

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