Read Music Notes in Treble Clef and Bass Clef for Free

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!

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Music Note? Staff? Clef?

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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):

A mini online interactive tutorial to understand the G (Treble) Clef and the staff (or stave)
Fun and interactive, a mini tutorial to understand the music notes, the staff (or stave) and the G (Treble) Clef

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?

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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 treble clef (G clef) is placed on the second line of the staff. So, the music note on the second line is a G.
The G (Treble) clef is drawn from the second line of the music staff. So, the music note on the second line is a G.

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.

The bass clef (F clef) is placed on the fourth line of the staff. So, the music note on the fourth line is a F.
The F (Bass) clef is drawn from the fourth line of the staff. So, the music note on the fourth line is a F.

How do You Want to Name the Music Notes: A B C D E F G or DO RE MI FA SOL LA SI?

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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!

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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.

Sheet Music 2a in Treble Clef with C G notes, C is in color
Music reading “2a” in G (treble) clef with C(do) and G (sol). The new music note to learn, 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.

Sheet Music 2b in Treble Clef with C G notes, C is in black
Music reading “2b” in G (treble) clef with C (do) and G (sol). The previous new music note, the C (do), is now in black, your must read it 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).

Sheet Music 3a in Treble Clef with C E G notes, E is in color
Music reading “3a” in G (treble) clef with C(do), G(sol) and E(mi). The new music note to learn, the E(mi), is in color.

 

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.

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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.

Sheet Music 3b in Treble Clef with C E G notes, E is in black
Music reading “3b” in G (treble) clef with C(do), G(sol) and E(mi). The previous new music note, the E(mi), is now in black, your must read 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.

Sheet Music 4a in Treble Clef with C E D G notes, D is in color
Music reading “4a” in G (treble) clef with C(do), G(sol), E(mi) and D(re). The new note to learn, the D (re), is in color.

 

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

Treble Clef: Alphabetical notation A B C D E F G

Treble Clef: Syllabic notation Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si

Bass (F) Clef

Bass Clef: Alphabetical notation A B C D E F G

Bass Clef: Syllabic notation Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si

– I want a free application for my smartphone or my tablet

Try Read Music Notes HN. You can play online or download the Android version on Google Play. And there are direct links to the music readings, from “2a” to “17b”.

Learn to read in G (treble) and F (bass) clef with or without the help of color
Learn to read in G (treble) and F (bass) clef with or without the help of color

– 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!

A true video game to learn to read music notes the fun way! Treble Clef and Bass Clef, Do Re Mi and A, B, C, tons of options.
With Sheet Music Treble Clef and Bass Clef HN you can choose the music notes you want to learn or improve. A true video game with Lives, Hi-Score, Beginner and Expert Mode, Dynamite Stick (optional), etc.

– 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.

Read Music Notes Sing'n Learn use color music notes for an easy progressive learning
Read Music Notes Sing’n Learn offers a choice of five different speeds.

More Games to Learn Music the Fun Way

Music Notes in Space HN

Learn note values (whole note, half note, quarter note…) the fun way with Music Notes In Space HN.

Notes value (whole note, half note, quarter note…) the fun way with Music Notes In Space

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 !

Practice ear training the fun way with music notes in treble clef and bass clef

Tetris Music Notes HN

Tetris Music Notes HN is  free Tetris like game using the height music notes learnt with the free online music readings “2a” to “8b” in G clef (A B C and Do Re Mi).

Learn to read treble clef the fun way with Tetris Music Notes HN. A B C... and DO RE MI... music notation, 3 speeds, Hi-Score... and more.

Music Notes Cracker HN

Music Note Cracker HN teaches you how to recognize different types of rests and the music notes to which they correspond.

A breakout game to learn the music rests (half rest, quarter rest...) the fun way. When the ball hit a music rest, a music note of equivalent duration (half note, quarter note) comes out.