Time Signatures & Music Theory

Time Signatures & Music Theory:

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In the previous article we described the method i.e. moving up from the middle ‘C’. Which of course, you must know that it is known as Treble Clef or G Clef which is played by right hand.
Now we shall discuss about reading music down from middle ‘C’. These notes are written on Bass Clef or F Clef. These notes are played by left hand.

The musical alphabet goes down in reverse alphabetical order. Middle ‘C’ is written on the added line above the F Clef. Remember this is to be played by left hand. See the pic of note above:

‘B’ note is above Bass Clef or F Clef.

See the pic above:

‘A’ note is on the fifth line of the Bass Clef.

See the pic above

‘G’ note is in the forth space of the Bass Clef. See the pic above

‘F’ note is on the fourth line of the Bass Clef. See pic above

‘E’ note is in the 3rd space of the Bass Clef

‘D’ note is on the third line of the Bass Clef. See the pic above

Bass ‘C’ note is the Guidepost note and is in the second space of Bass Clef.


Time Signatures-Music Theory
Knowledge of Time Signatures on grand staff is very important for every student. Without knowing this, music cannot be played. The numbers found the Staves at the beginning of a piece give us the time signature. Se the pic above of time signature on the staff.

2 as mentioned above or in the demonstration below means 2 beats per measure. Whereas 4 which is mentioned under means quarter note. A quarter note receives on beat (4 stands for quarter note).
Note values in:

2 3 4 5 or 6

4 4 4 4     4

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See the pic of notes above