The Staff and the Musical Alphabet
One of the first things that may be taught in a lesson is the musical alphabet.
A B C D E F G. That’s it!
Music uses Staff paper for their written word. So how do you teach that?
This teaching resource explains the keyboard and the 5 lines of the Staff for the Treble Clef. Many students who need to understand the written aspect of music need to know not only the treble clef but also the bass clef. Many piano students learn by rhyme. For instance, the staff consists of 5 lines with 4 spaces in between. A rhyme for the lines notes for the treble clef (ALWAYS reading from the bottom-up) are Every, Good, Boy, Deserves, Fun. The Bass clef Starts with: Good, Boys, Deserve, Fun, and Always. Did you notice that the first word Each is dropped and starts with Good? Instead of learning too many rhymes, it is best to keep them simple.