Lines and Spaces on the Music Staff (or Stave)
The space between each line is called space. Lines and spaces are always counted from the bottom up :
Music notes can be placed on lines or in spaces of the music staff :
Music Staff and Music Clefs
Mini Interactive Tutorial
Kids and adults could learn about the music notes, the G (treble) clef and the staff now with the free online mini interactive tutorial Staff and Treble Clef HN. Just select the image below to open it in a new tab.
Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Alto and Tenor Clef
To determine the names of the music notes on a staff, one of the three music clefs is placed on the beginning of each music staff. The G clef (Treble clef) is placed on the second line, the F clef (Bass clef) on the fourth line (Bass clef), the C clef on the first, second, third or fourth line.
Learn More About Music Staff and Music Theory
Clefs – Treble, Bass, Alto, Tenor
Learn about the different musical clefs and which one is used for each musical instrument.
7 Note Values (Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter Note…)
The type (shape) of musical notes (Quarter Note, Half Note, Whole Note) fixes the note value (duration).
Music Notes – Name of Notes (A B C or Do Re Mi)
Seven notes of music and two systems to name them: A B C D E F G and DO RE MI FA SOL LA SI.
Music Rests (Whole Rest, Half Rest…)
For each note value, there is a music rest of equivalent value.