Friday, 25 July 2014

Ledger Lines a Quick Quiz


The ledger lines are an extension of the typical 5 note musical stave.  There are two ways to get good at reading ledger lines, one is to find all notes by comparing them quickly to a note of your choosing. For example using C as our "home ledger line note" we could find other notes relative to this. Another way is to simply memorize how many lines or spaces each note will have.  Both ways are useful and worthy of study time.  
I'm going to quickly test your memory for the note names of treble and bass clef ledger lines.  I've somewhat unnecessarily included bass clef, a bit of a rarity for guitarists, but perhaps useful?

Treble Clef - Above the stave

2 spaces above
1 line above
2 lines above
3 spaces

Treble Clef - Below the stave

1 line below
2 spaces below
1 space below
4 spaces below
4 lines below (scordatura?)

Bass Clef - Above the stave

1 line above
2 spaces above
1 space above
2 lines above

Bass Clef - Below the stave

1 line below
3 lines below
1 space below
2 lines below




Selected Posts