three things we need to understand for reading staff notation..

(i) identification of musical characters.
(ii) time value of musical characters.
(iii) timing of melody line


 

(i) Identify (characters) notes.

Staff notaion formula

Staff notaion formula

 

notation symbol for guita

notation symbol for guitar

note position over staff

note position over staff

(i) staff notation are written with help of 5 lines are called staff lines, and note is represented as music character shown over it. 5 lines create 4 gap, notes are indicated over it. (every note of guitar have special/ fix place over guitar, hope you know notes of guitar fret-board, if need help, look note identification of guitar of lesson-1)

(ii)  if music character written over 1st line its note ‘e’ , on 2nd line ‘g’, on 3rd line ‘b’, 4th line ‘d’, 5th line ‘f’. ( Every Good Boy Does Fine, are these 5 lines)

(iii) If note is written between 1st and 2nd line means 1st gap its ‘f’, 2nd gap ‘a’, 3rd gap ‘c’.                                                                                                                                                                      (iv) Now all together notes are written over lines and between lines, so that would be E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F.

(v) Notes are written below and above these 5 lines by help of laser lines.( small lines indicating line and gap, look indication of 6TH ‘E’ string.)

** We’ll keep learning staff also called sheet music throughout our course.

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(ii) Time value of notes: Now let us look value of notes. Remember shapes of whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, and sixteenth note.

value of musical notes

value of musical notes

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(iii) timing of melody line: you may take some more time to understand timing concept of melody lines. Examples shown here are 4/4 (4 quarter notes per measure) also called common time, with C note and E note of 3rd octave. Try to understand the value of notes and related sound by playing attached media file.

example 44, quarter note

example 44, quarter note

example 4/4, quarter note (click to download and listen midi file)

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example, 4/4 half note & eighth note.

example, 4/4 half note & eighth note.

example, 4/4, half note & eighth note  (click to download and listen midi file)

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example,4/4 timing, whole note half note

example,4/4 timing, whole note half note

EXAMPLE ,4/4, whole note, half note  (click to download and listen midi file)

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example, 4/4, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth

example, 4/4, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth

example, 4/4, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth  (click to download and listen midi file)

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this example is for waltz timing 3/4 [ 3 quarter(1/4) note per measure= 3 x 1/4]

example 3/4 quarter note, half, whole.. image.

example 3/4 quarter note, half, whole.. image.

example 3/4 midi  (click to download and listen midi file)

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2 Comments

  1. Yogesh January 24, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Shailendra sir.aapka ph no dena plz.mujhe staff notations sikhne hai.mera no.7719011879

     
  2. rishab gambhir April 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Sir hw can i believe that yu are nt fraud

     

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