Music Theory for the Tone Deaf

The Staff

At the beginning of each staff is a clef. Clef’s were originally letters, but became highly stylized over the centuries. The treble clef was originally the letter G. By placing the clef centered over the second line it shows that any note on that line is a G.

Treble Clef Evolution

Remember that the staff follows the musical alphabet. What note would be above G?

Notes on Staff

It would be an A.

Remember, you can find the names of the rest of the notes on the staff simply by following the musical alphabet.