An introduction to music theory
An introduction to music theory

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An introduction to music theory

5 Pitch

5.1 Notes of the bass and treble staves: a reminder

Having considered rhythm, metre and rests in Sections 3 and 4, we can now return to the discussion of pitch, begun in Section 2, and examine how scales and key signatures are formed.

In Section 2 you’ll remember that we looked at the treble and bass staves and the role of clefs. We also identified note names from the bottom of the bass staff to the top of the treble staff. Finally we looked at the use of ledger lines up to a maximum of three, both above and below the treble and bass staves. Here, as a reminder, is the complete range of notes that we identified.

Example 10 (repeated)

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