Treble clef notes : Names of the notes written on the treble Staff
The notes written on the Staff containing the treble clef are supposed to be played with your right hand. There are twelve treble clef notes namely C D E F G A B and C# D# F# G# A#. The treble clef notes can be written on the lines as well as the spaces.
Notes written on the spaces of the Treble Staff:
\As you can see form the image, there are 4 spaces on the Staff, and hence 4 notes can be written on the spaces. The four notes are F, A, C and E. You can remember them easily-Just think of the word “FACE”. Do you notice any pattern ?. Yes, F goes into the first space, then skip the next note G and then fill the second space with A, then skip the next note B and fill the third space with C, then skip the next note D and fill the fourth space with E. This is the pattern in which they are filled.
Notes written on the lines of the Treble Staff:
As you can see from the image, there are 5 lines. The 5 notes, namely E G B D F, are written on the five lines. There is a trick to remember them. The trick is to memorize this sentence “Every Good Boy Doesn’t Fail”.
There is a pattern in which these treble clef notes are written on the Staff. E is on the first line, then the next note F is written on the first space followed by G on the second line, then the next note A is written on the second space and so on. The figure below shows it clearly:
Look at the figure shown above. What about the note ‘next to the note F on the fifth line’ ? Where do we write the note G(shown below) ? And what about the note which ‘precedes the note E on the first line’ ? Where do we write the note D(shown below) ? The figure shown below answers these questions. The note G is written on the space above the 5th line and the note D is written on the space below the first line as shown:
You still aren’t clear right ? I know what your next doubt is !!. Your doubt should be “what about the note which precedes D ? How and where do we write the note C ? And what about the note which comes after G ? How and where do we write the note A ? By obvious logic it should be written in the line below D. But we don’t have a line below D as there are just 5 lines in the Staff. Now what do we do ? The answer is shown below.
The Staff is extended by adding lines called Ledger lines. These ledger lines are added above the Staff as well as below the Staff.
Ledger lines above the Treble Staff:
Now that you know the pattern in which notes are written on the Treble Staff, follow the same pattern to write the notes on the ledger lines above the treble Staff.
A is written on the 1st ledger line above the Treble Staff, and B is written above the first ledger line. C is written on the 2nd ledger line above the Treble Staff, and D is written above the 2nd ledger line. E is written on the 3rd ledger line above the Treble Staff, and F is written above the 3rd ledger line.
Ledger lines below the Treble Staff:
C is written on the 1st ledger line below the Treble Staff, and B is written below the 1st ledger line. A is written on the 2nd ledger line below the Treble Staff, and G is written below the 2nd ledger line. F is written on the 3rd ledger line below the Treble Staff and E is written below the 3rd line.
The image below shows a collection of 2 octaves of Treble clef notes starting from the middle C. If you are note sure of how to locate the Middle C in your piano keyboard read the lesson on how to locate the middle C
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Also Read : Bass Clef notes