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EMT Lesson One  How to read music

Lesson Objectives

Musical notes and the stave

Musical notes are written above, below, or on or a set of five lines called the stave. The stave looks like this.

Figure 1. The stave.   (Enlarge)

Example 1. The stave.

There are seven (7) natural notes in music and these are called: A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

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