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Line  and  Space  Notes  on  the  Staff  


The  staff  is  the  set  of  5  lines  and  4  spaces  that  represent  the  notes  of  the  musical  
alphabet.      

5   4  
4   3  
3   2  
2   1  
1  
Notes  can  either  be  on  the  lines  or  spaces,  as  shown  below.    
 
 
 
  Line  Note   Space  Note  
 
Identify  whether  the  notes  below  are  line  notes  or  space  notes  by  writing  an  L  or  
an  S  below.    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        ______     ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        ______     ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______   ______  

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Lesson 1: The Staff

Line 5
Space 4
The musical staff is made up of five lines and Line 4
Space 3
four spaces. Line 3
Space 2
Line 2
Space 1
Line 1

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1. Practice drawing a staff by connecting the hyphens.


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- -
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2. On this staff, number the lines from low to high.

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3. On this staff, number the spaces from low to high.

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4. Draw a note on each line of the staff below.

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5. Draw a note on each space of the staff below.

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The Staff - High and Low

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Musical sounds (low or high) are shown by the position of notes on the staff. Notes that are higher on the

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staff have a higher sound or pitch than those that are lower on the staff.

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The first note sounds higher The first note sounds lower
than the second note. than the second note.
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1. Draw a note on the indicated line or space, then circle the highest note you drew on the staff.

Line 3 Line 4 Space 1 Line 5 Line 2 Space 3 Line 1

 or lower  in
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2. Use an arrow to indicate whether the second note of each measure sounds higher

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pitch than the first note.

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______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

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w w w
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______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

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3. Use the letters H and L to indicate wheather the first note of each measure sounds higher (H) or lower (L)

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in pitch than the first note.

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The Staff - Treble Clef

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At the beginning of each staff there The treble clef gives establishes
is a clef. The treble clef (also known a landmark on the note G on the
as G clef) looks like this: 2nd line of the treble staff.
To draw the treble clef, draw:
the line and tail the top loop the left loop the right loop the curl

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Notes are named after the first sevel letters of the alphabet (A through G).

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E F G A B C D E F
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1. Try drawing the treble clef sign by tracing over the dotted lines. Then draw five more of your own.

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2. Draw a treble clef at the beginning of the staff. Then write the letter names of each note.

w w w w w
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3. Draw a treble clef at the beginning of the staff. Then draw the notes indicated. If a note can be written on
more than one place on the staff, choose one.

G E B C D B A C D F

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Treble Clef Worksheet
Write the name of each note on the line beneath the staff

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The Staff - Bass Clef

The bass clef (also known as F clef) ? _____


F The bass clef gives a landmark
on the note F on the 4th line of
looks like this:
the bass staff.

To draw the bass clef, draw:


a black dot a curve two dots

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Notes are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet (A through G).

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G A B C D E F G A
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1. Try dawing the bass clef sign by tracing over the dotted lines. Then draw five more of your own.

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2. Draw a bass clef at the beginning of the staff. Then write the letter names of each note.

w w w w w
w w w
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3. Draw a treble clef at the beginning of the staff. Then draw the notes indicated. If a note can be written on
more than one place on the staff, choose one.

F G A D F C B G D E

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Bass Clef Worksheet
Write the name of each note on the line beneath the staff

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Lesson 8: The Grand Staff brace

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The grand staff represents the treble staff and bass staff joined together.

The brace is a curved line and bar line that combines the treble and bass staff.

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bar line
A ledger line is a small line added to the note when it is either above or below the
staff.

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The Middle C note is on the ledger line that is between the treble and bass staff.

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C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C
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1. Draw the grand staff by tracing the braces, bar lines, and clefs.

2. Turn the following staff into grand staff by adding braces, bar lines, and clefs.

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3. Write the letter name for each note.

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Lesson 9: Ledger Lines
Ledger lines extend the staff upward and downward, to allow notes to be written beyond the five lines of the
staff. The following shows examples of notes that can be written above and below the staff using ledger lines.

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A B C D G A B C C D E F B C D E
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1. Draw a treble clef at the beginning of the staff and write the letter name of each note.

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2. Draw a bass clef at the beginning of the staff and write the letter name of each note.

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___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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3. Draw the indicated notes. Use ledger lines to draw the specified number of pitches without duplication.

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Example

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3 Cs 3 Ds 3 As

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3 Es 2 Fs 3 Bs

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2 Gs 3 Cs

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Lesson 5: Note Reading Worksheet
Treble Clef Line Notes
E G
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B
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Every Good Boy Does Fine

Treble Clef Space Notes

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F A C
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F A C E

Bass Clef Line Notes

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G B D F A

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Great Big Dragons Fly Around

Bass Clef Space Notes

? A C
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E
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G
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All Cows Eat Grass

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Please indicate the following notes on the indicated space.

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 Challenge! Please indicate the following notes that lie oustide of the staff.
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Write the correct letter name beneath each note

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Name That Note
The Grand Staff Annette Mackey
Note Spelling Worksheet 6
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Name That Note
Reviewing The Grand Staff Annette Mackey

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Navigating on the Keyboard Worksheet
Name: ____________________

1. Circle the groups of black notes that are in groups of three on the keyboard below.

2. Circle the groups of black notes that are in groups of two on the keyboard below.

3. Label the keys that are C’s on the keyboard below.

Just for fun: Label the other keys on the keyboard, using the rest of the letters of the musical alphabet (A
through G). Color each a different color (e.g., color all the C’s blue.).

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Circle the correct answer beneath each picture.

Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step

Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step

Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step

Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step

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Circle the correct answer beneath each picture.

Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step

Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step

Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step

Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step

Step or Whole Step Step or Whole Step

Half Step or Whole Step Half Step or Whole Step

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Lesson 18: Half Steps and Whole Steps
The half step (H) is the smallest interval used in traditional Western music. On a piano keyboard, a half step is
represented by two adjacent keys.

The whole step (W) is an interval made by combining two half steps.
W W
H H HH
H H HH

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#

W W
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1. On the line beneath each piano keyboard, write whether the interval indicated by the Os are a half step (H)
or whole step (W).

# #

_________ _________

_________ _________

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2.On the line, write whether the pair of notes represents a half step (H) or whole step (W)

& w w w #w w bw w w w bw

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_________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________

? w bw #w w w #w
w w bw bw
_________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________

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Half Steps
On a piano keyboard, a half step is the smallest distance possible
between two neighbouring notes
for example, C to C sharp is a half step

and E to F is a half step, because it has no black note between

Half steps are sometimes called semitones

What note is a half step higher than G? ______

What note is a half step lower than E? ______

What note is a half step higher than B? ______

What note is a half step lower than F? ______

Circle the half steps:

Circle the higher note in each of these examples:

Circle the half steps in this melody:


for example:

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Whole Steps
A whole step is made up of two half steps, or stepping from one note
to another with a note in between.

For example: C to D is a whole step

and E to F sharp is a whole step

Whole steps are sometimes called tones.

Circle the whole steps:

What note is a whole step higher than A? ______

What note is a whole step lower than E? ______

What note is a whole step higher than B? ______

What note is a whole step lower than G sharp? ______

Circle the whole steps in this melody:

A whole step can be called a _____________ .

A half step can be called a _____________ .

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Whole Steps and Half Steps
Name the following as whole steps or half steps:

What note is a half step lower than C? _______

What note is a whole step higher than D? _______

What note is a half step higher than E? _______

What note is a whole step lower than F? _______

Mark the whole steps in this melody with a rectangle and mark the half steps with a circle:
(the first measure has been done for you)

Mark the half steps in this scale:

Mark the whole steps in this scale:

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