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Next UK ABRSM theory exams:
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 5pm

How to Read Music - Level 1 (High Voices)

3. Ledger Lines and Middle C

Now that you've got the notes G, A and B under your belt, let's add some more notes down the bottom end of the stave. Starting on G (remember the treble clef shows you where G is), the note below is F, then E, then D and finally C.

middle-c

 

The note C is too far down to be written on the stave - it has fallen off the bottom! We draw a short, horizontal line through the note head, as a kind of extension of the stave. This note is called "middle C". The short line going through the middle of it is called a "ledger line".

 

Click on the notes to hear them.

 

Practise moving from one note to another and then listen to check.

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Now try to sing these short melodies. Click the play button to hear the notes. 

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g1.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g2.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g3.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g4.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g5.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g6.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g7.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g8.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g9.mp3{/saudioplayer}

sing notes in the treble clef from middle C

{saudioplayer}singing/c-g10.mp3{/saudioplayer}

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