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How to read piano sheet music

Reading Sheet Music

One of the best known instruments, in musical culture, is the Piano.

However, you have to learn to read Sheet Music before playing it.

These scores have elements such as the Musical Stave, the Notes, the Musical Clef, the Sharp and Flat.

It may seem like a complex world but,

with a little practice, we realize that they aren’t so difficult.

The downside of this is that, if we don’t have basic knowledge about music and it’s history, we won’t be able to read these scores.

If you want to learn how to do it, we will teach you step by step to read and interpret sheets music.

In this way, you can learn top lay mythical pieces or pass that piano exam that worries you so much.

The downside of this is that, if we don’t have basic knowledge about music and it’s history, we won’t be able to read these scores.

If you want to learn how to do it, we will teach you step by step to read and interpret sheets music.

In this way, you can learn top lay mythical pieces or pass that piano exam that worries you so much.

Learn to interpret the musical stave

You need to recognize the lines and spaces.

In the score, you will see five lines and four spaces between them, which are to put notes and, their position, determines the tone of each, a musical stave.

The musical clef determines which note is assigned to each line.

In addition, you can put lines and spaces above and below the five normal lines, depending on what is needed to indicate the note.

Recognize the musical clef on sheet music

The shapes that are placed at the beginning of the score and say what tones go in each line or space of the musical stave.

Although there are many clefs, you should only know the piano score: musical key or G clef, which is usually associated with music in general.

The lines from bottom to top indicate the following tones: E, G, B, D and F.

The spaces below indicate the F, A, C and E tones.

Next, there is the bass or F clef.

The lines, from the underside to the top, indicate the G, B, D, F and A tones.

The spaces from the bottom to the top indicate the tones A, C, E and G.

Recognize the Key Signature

It’s the one that says which notes should change. Normal tones are marked with their normal names (C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C).

These aren’t the only ones, because there are semitones in the middle of these notes, which indicate with # (Sharp) or with b (Flat).

They are placed at the opening of the score and will tell you the tone.

The line for spaces, in which they fall, indicate, that any note that falls at that height, must be touched with Sharp or Flat. What does these mean?

Sharp means that the note goes up half tone and Bemol, which drops half a tone. They are the black keys of the piano.

Recognize the Compass Signature

Indicated by two numbers, at the commencement of the score (that means show many pulses a note receives).

The number below indicates which type of note receives a pulse and, the one above, how many of them are in each measure.

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