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The best music theory book for self-study at home that includes an answer key in the back, CD's for ear-training, a short explanation of each concept, practice exercises, and a glossary of music terms.
There is yet one more type of music staff we need to talk about.
It is called the grand staff.
The Grand Staff
When we put those two staves together, we have the grand staff.
The treble clef staff is found directly above the bass clef staff and they are connected by a line and a brace.
Grand Staff Notes
This is what the notes look like on the grand staff:
The only difference is that now we are reading the treble clef notes AND the bass clef notes at the same time.
Who really has to worry about reading music that looks like this? Anyone who plays the piano.
In the next lesson, we are going to learn about ledger lines.
Extra Grand Staff Reading Practice Tools
Young children learning how to play the piano can practice their grand staff note reading skills with these tracing exercises. This book includes the treble and bass clef signs, key signatures, time signatures, bar lines, brace, ledger lines, whole notes, line notes, and space notes.
A music grand staff dry erase magnetic board with 35 music alphabet magnets, dry erase marker, and a music note recognition all-in-one flashcard. Practice identifying music notes while locating them on the grand staff and piano.
Music Note Flashcards for Extra Practice
Beginner music theory color-coded flashcards. This affordable set includes all music notes, terms, and symbols needed in the first 2 years of piano lessons.
The first set (Set A) of 120 color-coded music flash cards for beginning piano students. Included are music notes, ledger line notes, symbols, rhythm patterns, and note sight-reading patterns that include melodic intervals and harmonic intervals.
The second set of music flash cards (Set B) for piano students from Hal Leonard. This set includes 120 color-coded cards that include scales, chord progressions, music terms, key signatures, intervals, and rhythm patterns. Perfect for late beginner to intermediate level piano study. Use Set A for beginners.
A portable laminated set of treble and bass clef music note flashcards to help you learn music notation faster. This mini set on-a-ring is appropriate for vocal and instrumental beginners reading the treble clef and bass clef music notes. They fit easily in your pocket, backpack, tote bag, or instrument case.
A portable set of color coded 3"x2" treble clef and bass clef note reading flashcards for beginners of all instruments or voice. This set of 72 cards also includes sharps, flats, and naturals.
Music note name flash cards in a fun book designed as a music reading game. Included are both treble clef and bass clef notes. Practice note reading by yourself or with a partner.
A mega set of music theory flash cards for beginner to intermediate level music study on any instrument. Included in the 5 packs of 3"x2" double-sided cards are treble and bass clef note names, major and minor scales, triad chords, seventh chords, and major and minor key signatures.
A set of 100 music note flash cards for beginning piano students. Included are both the treble clef and bass clef notes on the front of each card with the corresponding piano key on the back. Learn to read music note names and where they are located on the piano at the same time.
A total of 72 cards featuring grand staff treble clef and bass clef notes, key signatures, intervals, and music symbols. The answers are included on the back. A great learning tool for beginner to intermediate piano players.
This all-in-one flashcard teaches the names of the music notes and where they are located on the grand staff. Ledger line notes are included. This is a great tool for beginner piano players learning how to read music.