Music Staff Terminology

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Barlines
Divide the staff into measures
Grand Staff
3 parts: Bracket, Treble Clef, and Bass Clef
Treble Clef
Also known as "G Clef"
Bass Clef
Also known as "F Clef"
How many spaces does a staff have?
4
How many lines does a staff have?
5
The lines of the treble clef (from bottom to top) are:
E G B D F
The spaces of the treble clef (from bottom to top) are:
F A C E
The lines of the bass clef (from bottom to top) are:
G B D F A
The spaces of the bass clef (from bottom to top) are:
A C E G
Ledger Lines
Lines above or below the staff to help show where certain notes go.
Key Signature
The sharps or flats at the beginning of a piece.
Sharp
Raises the pitch a half step
Flat
Lowers the pitch a half step
Staff
Five lines, four spaces.
Clef
bass or treble; the range.
Measure
Space to hold the notes.
Double Bar Line
End of the composition.
Time Signature
Top: How many beats in a measure.
Bottom: Each beat -/- note.
Quarter Note
1 beat of sound
Quarter Rest
1 beat of silence.
Half Note
2 beats of sound
Half Rest
Lays on 3rd line. 2 beats of silence.
Dotted Half Note
3 beats of sound
Whole Note
4 beats of sound
Whole Rest
Hangs on 4th line. 4 beats of silence.
Eighth Note
Has a flag. 1/2 beat.
Eighth Rest
1/2 beats of silence.
Two eighth notes
1 beat of sound. Count 1 and.