Fractal Music

Music Theory Background

Scales: Basic notation

The staff is a standard system of five lines and four spaces which indicate the pitch of a note.

Notes can also appear above or below the staff and are written using short lines (ledger lines) and their associated spaces.

The clef symbol indicates how a given system of staves should be read. The example below shows the note assignments for the commonly used treble clef and the bass clef.

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