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Basic Guide You Need For Understanding Music Notation

February 11th, 2013 by

In order to properly compose or play music it is a valuable skill. Here you will find the elements that make up music.  You can use the basic guide for understanding music notation.

A staff is a collection of parallel lines, together with the spaces belonging to them. The modern staff has five lines and six spaces,

Staff

When necessary to play above or below the staff, notes are written on and between short lines, called “ledger lines”

Ledger Lines

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