Did you know that a STAFF is the set of 5 horizontal lines and 4 spaces and represent a different pitch in music?

Try this; lift up your right hand and angle it to the side so that your thumb is lower than your little finger.  Your fingers now represent the 5 lines of the STAFF.  The spaces in-between your fingers are the 4 spaces inside of the STAFF.

When reading notes on a STAFF always read from the bottom – UP.  Therefore we would have Line 1 …as your thumb, Line 2 … as your pointer finger, Line 3 … as your middle finger, Line 4 as your Ring finger and Line 5 … as your Little finger.

This Reading Line notes worksheet, 2017 is yours free to download.  Everything is always a little easier with visual aids.

Just as a little note, drummers use a percussion STAFF where the staff doesn’t represent pitches in music but the different percussion instruments they are to HIT.  Just thought I’d throw that in there.

The free PDF is in

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