The Grand Staff
Sunday, April 14, 2019 by Ronnie Currey | Music Theory
The Grand Staff. The grand staff (or “great stave” as it's called in Britain), is a combination of two staves put together, usually a treble clef and a bass clef. This combination clef is used for a variety of instruments, including piano, organ,marimba, harp, and more.
Learning Keys on a Piano
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Ronnie Currey | Piano Theory
Keys on a piano and each one’s location on the keyboard can be difficult to remember when getting started playing piano. Print this page (the notes are large enough to see easily from a distance) and place it right above the keys on your piano or keyboard to help you instantly recall the note name for each key.
MNEMONICS FOR PIANO NOTES
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Ronnie Currey | Piano Help
Reading piano music is a learned skill, and to help you remember the names of the lines and spaces for each staff and the notes they represent, try a mnemonic— a word or phrase created from the letter names of these lines and spaces.
You can use the following mnemonics, but feel free to make up your own. Unless otherwise noted, these mnemonics start on the bottom line of each staff and go up:
Treble clef lines (E-G-B-D-F):
- Every Good Boy Does Fine
- Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge.
Treble clef spaces (F-A-C-E):
- FACE (like the one holding your nose)
Bass clef lines (G-B-D-F-A):
- Good Bikes Don’t Fall Apart
- Great Big Dogs Fight Animals
Bass clef spaces (A-C-E-G):