Treble Clef Notes – Reading Music Lesson #9

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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What are Treble Clef Notes?

Now that you know where “G” is on the treble clef staff, it’s time to learn the rest of the notes.

How are we going to do this?

By using the music alphabet.

Going Up

When you move up the staff, you go through the music alphabet in order of letter names.


You can do this starting on any pitch.

treble clef notes

Going Down

When you move down the staff, you go backwards through the alphabet.


Again, it doesn’t matter what pitch you start on.  You will still move in order going in reverse.

treble clef notes

The treble clef notes are not too hard to learn by using the music alphabet, but there is an even easier way.

We’ll talk about this in the next 2 lessons. For now, go to Treble Clef Line Notes – Reading Music Lesson #10

Music Note Reading Flash Cards

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