Learning Note Names on the Staff
School is starting and so are piano lessons! This means that some might need a little refresher as to the note names on the staff. There are numerous mnemonic devices to help us remember all the notes. I definitely have my favorites! However, please consider: you want to shed the mnemonic device quickly and memorize the placement of the note. After all, you can't go through each phrase for every note you play on the piano! This would take forever!!!
Also, somebody told me about learning bass clef notes by transposing treble clef notes. This honestly makes my brain hurt. I can't recommend this. Remember: when you're learning to play the piano, you are training your brain. You don't want to train it incorrectly and give it an extra step! (This is why we can't use the mnemonic devices too long either!)
But, for the beginning student, these mnemonic devices help us learn the notes on the staff and make learning a little less intimidating and extra fun!
Here are my favorites by me, my students, and others!
Treble Clef Lines
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit
Every Good Boy Does Fine
Elvis's Guitar Broke Down Friday
Treble Clef Spaces
Bass Clef Lines
Great Big Dogs Fetch Avocados
Great Big Dogs Fight Animals
Great Big Dolphins Fetch Abalone
Gifted Ballerinas Dance Flamenco Always
Bass Clef Spaces
All Cows Eat Grass
All Cars Eat Gas