The 2a reading below is the first music reading (there is no 1a music reading). There are only 2 different music notes on the staff, the C in color and the G in black (“2” means 2 different notes, “a” means the new music note to learn – here the C – is in color).
Play the audio file and say or sing – sing is better – the name of each note – C or G – 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.
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:
You can learn more and have fun with our fullscreen mini online interactive tutorial Staff and Treble Clef:
The 2b music reading below use the same 2 notes C and G that the previous 2a music reading but the C is now in black (so you must read music notes without the help of color).
You can also play with Read Music Notes HN: it’s free and uses the same new notes, with or 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.
3 Music Notes
3a – _ _ C _ E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 3a music reading below use the 2 black notes C and G learnt in the previous 2b music reading and add the new color note E.
You must read the notes easily and without any hesitation before proceeding to the next reading.
3b – _ _ C _ E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 3b music reading use the same 3 notes C, E and G that the previous 3a music reading but the E note is now in black so you must recognize it without the help of color.
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 D E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 4a music reading below use the 3 black notes C, E, and G learnt in the previous 3b music reading and add the D color note.
4b – _ _ C D E _ G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 4b music reading use the same 4 notes C, D, E and G that the previous 4a music reading but the D is now in black. Again, you must be able to read it very easily without any hesitation before to learn a new music note.
5 Music Notes
5a – _ _ C D E F G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The 5a music reading use the 4 black notes C, D, E and G learnt in the previous 4b music reading and add the new F color note.
You should now have understood how to learn to read music with the -a- and -b- music 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.
5b – _ _ C D E F G _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Ideally, when you’re telling the name of a note, you should already being looking and reading the following one.