We know almost every music theory teacher (and student) has his or her mnemonic to remember the order of the notes on a staff. Today, we want to share a few more that you can use to help keep things straight!
Tuesday, March 22nd
Let’s dive right into it!
Notes found on the lines of the treble staff, starting with the first line and moving up to the top (fifth) line read E, G, B, D, and F, or:
- Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
- Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
- Every Good Boy Does Fine
- Every Good Bird Does Fly
Notes found on the bass clef staff lines, starting at the bottom note, read G, B, D, F, and A, or:
- Go Buy Donuts For Al
- Good Boys Do Fine Always
- Great Big Dreams For America
For the space notes between the bass clef staff lines, just remember any one of the following:
- All Cows Eat Grass
- All Cars Eat Gas
- Alley Cats Eat Garbage
Do you have your own mnemonic you want to share? Let us know in the comments section!
This article is a re-post, with minor modifications, of “Music Theory Tricks to Help You Remember How to Read Notes” an article published on dummies.com