Music Notes

This reading music lesson is a supplement to the Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory self-study workbook. While no book is perfect for learning how to read music, this is one of the best available. The concise explanations, brief practice exercises, ear-training CD’s, glossary of music terms, and answer key make it an excellent value. Buy this top-rated self-study course for beginners to advanced musicians and follow along with me.
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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
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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.

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What are Music Notes?

Music notes are the round or oval-shaped symbols that you find on the music staff.

They are placed on the lines or in the spaces.

music notes

You will notice that notes can move any direction on the staff.

music notes

They can move up, down, or appear again in the same space or line.

music notes

Do you remember those numbered lines and spaces?

music notes lines

Well now, we can be more specific about where the note is located on the staff by saying it is on “line 1” or in the third space.

music notes spaces

These music notes tell us what sound to play or sing. That “sound” is called pitch.


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4 thoughts on “Music Notes”

  1. This not a “crackerjack” answer to an interesting question.she is 100% correct. If you are not understanding it ,you really need to go back to the beginning and really comprehend the information. Youre possibly not understanding the definition of music theory. It is all theory,so if you’re having trouble understanding something in particular ,you should specify. This would allow Teresa rose to answer your question. 🙂

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