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The best music theory book for self-study at home available today. Learn how to read and write music in 75 concise lessons you can complete at home. Improve your musical ear with ear-training exercises on 2 included CD's. Test yourself in a review section at the end of each unit. Check your knowledge with the answers in the back of the book.
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.
You will notice that notes can move any direction on the staff.
They can move up, down, or appear again in the same space or line.
Do you remember those numbered lines and spaces?
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.
These music notes tell us what sound to play or sing. That “sound” is called pitch.
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