Learning the Bass Clef Notes

by Carol
(Ames, IA)

For the left hand of a piano (the bass clef), the way to remember the names of the "spaces" is the sentence "All Cows Eat Grass", working your way from the lowest space up. For the names of the lines, the sentence is "Good Boys Do Fine Always."

One thing I think would better help any beginning student of the piano is to learn about chords, because the most of the notes in each measure come from a chord; this is important for understanding music in more depth. Learning music by reading notes on the staff is like speaking words by spelling: very much needed in classical music, but not so much in other situations.

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