M1 – The Music Staff

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The music staff.
The Piano or Grand Staff.

In Western Music, a series of 5 lines and 4 spaces (between lines) determine the pitch of a note. Read from Left to Right, the staff consists of various music symbols that indicate when and how to play. There are two staves which is staff plural, combined with a brace, typically found in piano music.

The piano staff, also known as a grand staff consists of two series of 5 lines and four spaces.
The treble clef and the bass clef.
The treble clef are the top bars
And the bass clef are the bottom bars.
Within the bars there are 5 lines
And within those bars there are 4 spaces.
Each of the lines and spaces indicate a specific note and where on the piano to play.
Notes are represented by C, D, E, F, G, A and B.

There are many components and symbols within Sheet Music to guide the performer.
In Module 1: The Notes we’ll stick to the basics to just get you started.
Here’s what the Symbols and Components at the beginning of a typical sheet of music

Here we’ll take a close look at what the symbols mean at the beginning of a sheet music.
We start off with a brace, which connects the treble with the bass clef.
The Treble Clef, Notes are typically played with the right hand on the upper staff.
The Bass Clef, Notes are typically played with the left hand on the lower staff.
Tempo, the relative speed or pace of music described in words, typically in Italian.
Tempo, the number of beats per minute.
Key signature, which notes are to be played higher or lower than the natural note through piece, sharps here or flats.
Time Signature, the number of beats per measure, top portion, and the duration of each beat, bottom portion.

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