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Staff, Treble Clef & Bass Clef

  • Treble clef order of lines is:  E G B D F
  • Bass clef order of lines is: G B D F A 
  • The Grand Staff brings the two clefs together.

Staff, Treble Clef & Bass Clef

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • The Staff, Five Lines 0:18
    • The Staff Always Has Five Lines
    • Ledger Lines
    • Why The Staff Only Has Five Lines
  • The Staff, Four Spaces 1:22
    • Writing Space Notes Between Ledger Lines
  • Treble Clef 1:41
    • The Clef Tells You Which Note is Where
    • Writing a Treble Clef
    • Using Phrases to Remember the Order of the Lines
  • Bass Clef 2:58
    • Writing a Bass Clef
    • Using Phrases to Remember the Order of the Lines
  • The Grand Staff 4:57
    • The Grand Staff is the Treble Clef and Bass Clef Connected by a Brace
    • What the Brace Means
    • Chords
  • Example 1: Treble Clef 7:17
  • Example 2: Bass Clef 8:16
  • Example 3: Grand Staff 8:46