Read Music in Bass Clef (A B C D E F G) with Sound and Color

This is the page to  learn to read music notes in Bass Clef (F Clef) with alphabetical notation (A B C D E F G). If you want to learn to read music in syllabic notation, follow Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si/Ti. If you want to learn to read the music notes in Treble Clef (G Clef), follow this link.

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1 Music Note

There is no reading with 1 music note.

2 Music Notes

2a – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ F _ _ _ _ _ _

The 2a music reading below is the first music reading (there is no 1a music reading). There are only 2 different music notes on the staff, the in color and the F in black (“2” means 2 different notes, “a” means the new music note to learn – here the C – is in color).

Musical reading 2a in Bass Clef with the music notes C F, the C is in color.
Musical reading 2a in Bass Clef with the music notes C F, the C is in color.

 

Play the audio file and say or sing – sing is better – the name of each note – C or F – while you hear it.

If you don’t know anything about the 5 lines of the staff (or stave) and the treble clef on the second line of the staff, the image below could help you:

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 Bass Clef (F clef) is placed on the fourth line of the staff. So, the music note on the fourth line is a F.

You can also read about the 5 lines and 4 spaces of the staff and how the F (Bass Clef) fixes the name of the music notes (A B C or Do Re Mi). These links and others are available inside the Main Menu, Music Theory (except understanding the staff and the treble clef, you don’t need to learn music theory to read music notes).

2b – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ _ F _ _ _ _ _ _

The 2b music reading below use the same 2 notes C and F that the previous 2a music reading but the C is now in black (so you must read music notes without the help of color).

Musical reading 2b in Bass Clef with the music notes C F, the C is in black.
Musical reading 2b in Bass Clef with the music notes C F, the C is in black.

 

You can also play with Read Music Notes HN: it’s free and uses the same new notes, with and without color. You can choose between A B C and Do Re Mi, Treble Clef and Bass Clef and even use a keyboard to play.

Read Music Notes HN - G (Treble) Clef

3 Music Notes

3a – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ E F _ _ _ _ _ _

The 3a music reading below use the 2 black notes C and F learnt in the previous 2b music reading and add the new color note E.

Musical reading 3a in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F, the E is in color.
Musical reading 3a in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F, the E is in color.

 

You must read the notes easily and without any hesitation before proceeding to the next reading.

3b – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ E F _ _ _ _ _ _

The 3b music reading use the same 3 notes C, E and F that the previous 3a music reading but the E note is now in black so you must recognize it without the help of color.

Musical reading 3b in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F, the E is in black.
Musical reading 3b in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F, the E is in black.

 

Frequency is the most important thing to learn to read music quickly: to read 5 or 10 minutes every day or twice a day is the good way to learn, to read one hour one day and wait many days before to read again, the bad way.

4 Music Notes

4a – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ E F G _ _ _ _ _

The 4a music reading below use the 3 black notes C, E, and F learnt in the previous 3b music reading and add the G color note.

Musical reading 4a in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F G, the G is in color.
Musical reading 4a in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F G, the G is in color.

 

4b – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C _ E F G _ _ _ _ _

The 4b music reading use the same 4 notes C, E, F and G that the previous 4a music reading but the G is now in black. Again, you must be able to read it very easily without any hesitation before to learn a new music note.

Musical reading 4b in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F G, the G is in black.
Musical reading 4b in Bass Clef with the music notes C E F G, the G is in black.

 

5 Music Notes

5a – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C D E F G _ _ _ _ _

The 5a music reading use the 4 black notes C, E, F and G learnt in the previous 4b music reading and add the new D color note.

You should now have understood how to learn to read music in Bass Clef with the -a- and -b- musical readings and the music notes in color. If it’s still unclear for you or if you want to learn to read music in a different way just follow this link.

Musical reading 5a in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G, the D is in color.
Musical reading 5a in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G, the D is in color.

 

5b – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C D E F G _ _ _ _ _

Musical reading 5b in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G, the D is in black.
Musical reading 5b in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G, the D is in black.

 

Ideally, when you’re telling the name of a note, you should already being looking and reading the following one.

6 Music Notes

6a – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C D E F G A _ _ _ _

Musical reading 6a in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A, the A is in color.
Musical reading 6a in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A, the A is in color.

 

6b – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C D E F G A _ _ _ _ _

Musical reading 6b in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A, the A is in black.
Musical reading 6b in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A, the A is in black.

 

7 Music Notes

7a – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A _ _ _ _

Musical reading 7a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A, the B is in color.
Musical reading 7a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A, the B is in color.

 

7b – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A _ _ _ _

Musical reading 7b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A, the B is in black.
Musical reading 7b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A, the B is in black.

 

8 Music Notes

8a – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A _ C _ _

Musical reading 8a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A C, the C is in color.
Musical reading 8a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A C, the C is in color.

 

8b – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A _ C _ _

Musical reading 8b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A C, the C is in black.
Musical reading 8b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A C, the C is in black.

 

9 Music Notes

9a – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A B C _ _

 

Musical reading 9a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C, the B is in color.
Musical reading 9a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C, the B is in color.

 

9b – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A B C _ _

Musical reading 9b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C, the B is in black.
Musical reading 9b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C, the B is in black.

 

10 Music Notes

10a – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 10a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C D, the D is in color.
Musical reading 10a in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C D, the D is in color.

 

10b – _ _ _ _ _ _ B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 10b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C D, the D is in black.
Musical reading 10b in Bass Clef with the music notes B C D E F G A B C D, the D is in black.

 

11 Music Notes

11a – _ _ _ _ _ A B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 11a in Bass Clef with the music notes A B C D E F G A B C D, the A is in color.
Musical reading 11a in Bass Clef with the music notes A B C D E F G A B C D, the A is in color.

 

11b – _ _ _ _ _ A B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 11b in Bass Clef with the music notes A B C D E F G A B C D, the A is in black.
Musical reading 11b in Bass Clef with the music notes A B C D E F G A B C D, the A is in black.

 

12 Music Notes

12a – _ _ _ _ G A B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 12a in Bass Clef with the music notes G A B C D E F G A B C D, the G is in color.
Musical reading 12a in Bass Clef with the music notes G A B C D E F G A B C D, the G is in color.

 

12b – _ _ _ _ G A B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 12b in Bass Clef with the music notes G A B C D E F G A B C D, the G is in black.
Musical reading 12b in Bass Clef with the music notes G A B C D E F G A B C D, the G is in black.

 

13 Music Notes

13a – _ _ _ F G A B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 13a in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D, the F is in color.
Musical reading 13a in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D, the F is in color.

13b – _ _ _ F G A B C D E F G A B C D _

Musical reading 13b in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D, the F is in black.
Musical reading 13b in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D, the F is in black.

14 Music Notes

14a – _ _ _ F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 14a in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in color.
Musical reading 14a in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in color.

14b – _ _ _ F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 14b in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in black.
Musical reading 14b in Bass Clef with the music notes F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in black.

15 Music Notes

15a – _ _ E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 15a in Bass Clef with the music notes E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in color.
Musical reading 15a in Bass Clef with the music notes E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in color.

15b – _ _ E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 15b in Bass Clef with the music notes E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in black.
Musical reading 15b in Bass Clef with the music notes E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the E is in black.

16 Music Notes

16a – _ D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 16a in Bass Clef with the music notes D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the D is in color.
Musical reading 16a in Bass Clef with the music notes D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the D is in color.

16b – _ D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 16b in Bass Clef with the music notes D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the D is in black.
Musical reading 16b in Bass Clef with the music notes D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the D is in black.

17 Music Notes

17a – C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 17a in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the C is in color.
Musical reading 17a in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the C is in color.

 

17b – C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E

Musical reading 17b in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the C is in black.
Musical reading 17b in Bass Clef with the music notes C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E, the C is in black.