FC: Lesson 3: Bass Clef and Staff
1: We learned in the last lesson that clef signs help to organize the staff so notes can easily be read. We also learned that the treble clef is used for notes in the higher pitch ranges. The treble clef is one of the most commonly used clef signs. Today, we will learn about the bass clef, which is the other most commonly used clef sign in music!
2: Bass Clef | The bass clef is used for notes in the lower pitches. It is pronounced like "base." The bass clef is occasionally also referred to as the "F clef" because its design originated from a cursive version of the letter F. | Look closely. Can you see any resemblance to the letter F?
3: It is also called the 'F clef' because the two dots in the bass clef symbol are placed directly above and below the line where the note F is placed.
4: When looking at the names of the notes on the bass staff, they read from bottom to top as G, B, D, F, A. You can use this saying to remember the notes: Good Boys Do Fine Always
5: 8.16.09 | But be careful - this saying is similar to the one for the treble clef. Say it over and over again to remember! Personally, I like this one: Good Burritos Don't Fall Apart OR Make up your own!
6: Looking at the names of the space notes in the bass clef, they read from bottom to top as A, C, E, G. | You can remember the bass space notes by using these sayings: All Cows Eat Grass OR All Cars Eat Gas OR Make up your own!
7: Read the rest of your lesson and then follow the directions for completing your assignment and scanning in your work!