From this page, everybody can learn to read music notes in Treble Clef and Bass Clef EASILY and QUICKLY, for FREE.
And you can choose between different ways to learn!
Let’s go right now!
Music Note? Staff? Clef?
Confused about music notes? You don’t know what is a staff or a music clef? Try our two minutes fun interactive mini tutorial, Staff and Treble Clef (it opens in a new tab):
Or just keep reading this page and check the two annotated images about G and F clef below.
What Clef do You Need to Learn to Read the Sheet Music of Your Instrument?
The G clef, called treble clef, is used on sheet music for piano (right hand), guitar, violin, flute, oboe, clarinets, saxophones, horn, trumpet… For the singers, the Treble clef is used with the following voices: tenor, contralto, alto, mezzo-soprano, soprano.
The F clef, called Bass clef, is used on sheet music for piano (left hand), cello, double bass, bass guitar, bassoon, trombone, tuba, timpani… Baritone and bass voice use the Bass clef too.
How do You Want to Name the Music Notes: A B C D E F G or DO RE MI FA SOL LA SI?
Mainly used in Anglo Saxon countries (and so in jazz), the alphabetical musical notation uses the letters of the alphabet: A B C D E F G.
The Syllabic musical notation – DO RE MI FA SOL LA SI – is used by Italian, Portuguese, Greek, French, Russian, Flemish, Romanian, Spanish, Hebrew and Turkish people.
A = LA
B = SI
C = DO
D = RE,
E = MI
F = FA
G = SOL
If you want to learn more (you don’t need it to learn to read music notes), follow name of music notes.
How to Learn to Read the Notes in a Progressive and Easy Way?
Right now, we are going to name the notes both C and do – A(la), B(si), C(do), D(re), E(mi), F(fa), G(sol) – and use the treble clef. But at the end of this page, you’ll find links to choose between A B C and DO RE MI for both Treble Clef and Bass Clef.
Let’s Go: Your First Music Reading!
2a – _ _ C(do) _ _ _ G(sol) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Your first music reading is the “2a” with only C(do) and G(sol). “2” means 2 different notes, “a” means the new music note to learn – here the C(do) – is in color.
Play the audio file and say or better sign the name of the note – C(do) or G(sol) – while you hear it.
If you’re using a smartphone, run the audio file and touch the image with the notes, then hold your device in landscape mode.
Too easy? Stop the audio file and keep reading!
Your Second Music Reading: Same 2 Notes, No More Color
2b – _ _ C _ _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The “b” music readings never add a new note to learn. But the previous color note is always in black. So now, you must recognize and read the C(do) note without the help of color.
Again, you must say or better, sing – this way, you’re also making ear training! – the name of the note when you hear it.
Always too easy, even without the help of color? Stop the audio file and keep reading!
It’s Time to Learn a New Music Note!
3a – _ _ C _ E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 3a music reading below use the 2 black notes C(do) and G(sol) learnt in the previous music readings and add the new color note E(mi).
When you can read the name – C(do), G(sol) or E(mi) – of the three music notes easily, without any hesitation, go to the “3b” reading.
3b – _ _ C _ E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 3b music reading use the same 3 notes C(do), E(mi) and G(sol) that the previous 3a music reading but the E(mi) note is now in black so you must recognize it without the help of color.
When you can read the “3b” musical reading with ease and confidence, go to the “4a” to learn the D(re).
4a – _ _ C D E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 4a music reading below use the 3 black notes C(do), E(mi), and G(sol) learnt in the previous 3b music reading and add the D(re) color note.
As this point, you understand how it’s easy to learn to read music with the “a” and “b” musical readings. And in addition, we offer you others options below.
Choose your Favorite Way to Learn
– I just want to keep learning this way
Choose your clef and notation below. Or you can use the menu Music Reading.
Treble (G) Clef
Bass (F) Clef
– I want a free application for my smartphone or my tablet
– I want something with more fun, and choose with one click the notes to learn
Sure! Try our video game Sheet Music Treble Clef and Bass Clef HN with tons of options!
– I want more choice for the speed of each music reading
You find the readings too slow or too fast? Have a look at Read Music Notes Sing’n Learn HN. The program offers a choice of 5 different speeds: Largo, Adagio, Andante, Moderato, Allegro.
More Games to Learn Music the Fun Way
Music Notes in Space HN
Play It By Ear HN
Say good bye to boring old musical dictation and music lessons: ear training has just become fun with Play It By Ear HN !