Ronnie Currey


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):

  • All Cows Eat Grass