Guides | Dummy Guide to Reading Music Notes

Updated: May 22, 2020

When it comes to music, many have difficulty reading and playing their favourite music sheet of the song they like. Yes I hear that often too.

For everyone out there whom are non-musicians faces this problem every time when it comes to learning a particular song from their favourite artist or even a soundtrack from their favourite movie.

So now, let me share with you how you can read music notes using these music theory knowledge in mind..AKA the Dummy Guide to Reading Music Notes.

Staff and Clefs

The Staff which is also called the Stave consists of 5 horizontal lines and 4 spaces as you can see in the picture below. You will see this in music scores or manuscripts as it is acts as the "backbone" to notating music as it determines the pitch of the music!

Let's move on to the Grand Staff. As you can see from the picture below, there are two sets of staff with two different symbols and these symbols are what we call the Clefs in music terms. Let's talk about the two basic clefs, t