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# The Bass Clef

All the same rules apply to the bass clef that apply to the treble clef. The only difference is the notes on the lines/spaces. So there is still a staff that has a bottom, top, 5 lines, and 4 spaces.

The only difference is that it is now the bass clef symbol attached to the staff. The bass clef looks like this:

Here are all the rules that apply to the bass clef.

So 1 way to understand/memorize it is this way:

• The bottom of the staff is the note/letter - F
• The first line of the staff is the note/letter - G
• The first space of the staff is the note/letter - A
• The second line of the staff is the note/letter - B
• The second space of the staff is the note/letter - C
• The third line of the staff is the note/letter - D
• The third space of the staff is the note/letter - E
• The fourth line of the staff is the note/letter - F
• The fourth space of the staff is the note/letter - G
• The fifth line of the staff is the note/letter - A
• The top of the staff is the note/letter - B

Now that way is kind of weird. I like separating it into three groups like this:

• The bottom of the staff is the note/letter - F
• The top of the staff is the note/letter - B

• The first line of the staff is the note/letter - G
• The second line of the staff is the note/letter - B
• The third line of the staff is the note/letter - D
• The fourth line of the staff is the note/letter - F
• The fifth line of the staff is the note/letter - A

You could make up your own mnemonic for that.

Now for the spaces:

• The first space of the staff is the note/letter - A
• The second space of the staff is the note/letter - C
• The third space of the staff is the note/letter - E
• The fourth space of the staff is the note/letter - G

The easy way to remember how to read the bass notes is that I just think of the treble clef fell down an entire rung. Since on treble the 2nd line is G and the 2nd space is A on Bass the 1st line is G and the 1st space is A. It all drops down one space/line.

Here is an infographic to also show this:

I am going to post a picture of a bass clef with some notes on it (the circles that you see in the first example) and I want you to write in the task discussion part what letters the circles refer/coincide to.

So if there is a circle drawn on the first line you will just write down G. And make sure you put the notes in order. Another example is if I put a circle on the 4th space, 3rd line, 1st space, and bottom you would answer it like this:  G, D, A, F

• B,E,D -

C,A,B,E

G,B,G,A

F,G,F -

• B-E-D

C-A-B-E

G-B-G-A

F-G-F

• B,E,D

C,A,B,E

G,B,G,A,F,G,F

• B-E-D

C-A-B-E

G-B-G-A

F-G-F

• B,E,D

C,A,B,E

G,B,G,A

F,G,F

• B, E, D

C, A, B. E

G, D, G, A

F, G, G

• bed

cabe

gbga

fgf

• "Measure" 1: B, E, D, (whole rest)

"Measure" 2: C, A, B, E

"Measure" 3: G, B, G, A

"Measure" 4: F, G, F, (whole rest)

~ Katlin

• bed

cabe

gbga

fgf

• bed

cabe

gbga

fgf

• This is where I live -- Grandpa's Boogie-Down Friday Afternoon.

| B E D | C A B E | G B G A | F G F |

• B, E, D

C, A, B, E

B, G, A

F, G, F

• You missed the first G on the third example/measure!

• Haha sorry about that, its actually a little difficult, writing the letters in the task reply windows, because you cant see the notes at all. i knew the note just forgot it was there lol.