# Ah Standard Notation.. How I remember nothing of you...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by HWK2, Dec 20, 2001.

1. ### HWK2

Ok, here in Oregon we have no musical program funding until high school, and thats still hella expensive. The last time I actually learned music in a class was Elementary school. I want to be able ro read notation. We learned stupid things back then like FACE (the spaces in the staff) and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (like I said, stupid! ) for the lines (EGBDF) on the staff. This is the extent that I can read notation. I went out to Libster and printed "In the Hall of the Mountain King" to test my knowlege and see if I could get that whole thing down. Nearest I can figure it plays FGACAC CbGC CGbC FGABCACfeCACe (the lower case letters being an octive up). By nearest I can figure out, I mean thats what I wrote down over the staff to get a better idea of what I'm playing. This doesn't really sound right at all, and the only thing that could be wrong (I don't think its Libster) is that I screwed up the notes. Anyone care to take a look at the notation and tell me what I did wrong, and where?

2. ### Lance Jaegan

Dec 23, 2000
Illinois
Looks like you're reading in treble clef. The spaces for treble are FACE while the spaces for bass are ACEG.

3. ### Gard

Mar 31, 2000
Fuquay-Varina, NC, USA
Lance got it, you're thinking treble clef, and actually you want to be reading bass clef.

The "trick" to reading bass clef is a bit different than treble:

Spaces: All Cows Eat Grass

Lines: Good Boys Do Fine Aways

The letters in bold would correspond to the notes of each line or space.

Short note of interest: The bass clef is referred to as the "F" clef because the two dots surround the line for the note F, it also vaguely resembles an F; while the treble clef is called the "G" clef, because the curlique of the clef circles around the line for G.

4. ### HWK2

*slaps himself upside the head* Ah ha! I knew something was horribly horribly wrong

Figures I'd do something that stupid, thanks for the wierd phrases too, those seem to help
After all, I did remember those Treble clef ones from back in 3rd grade

5. ### basegetar

Sep 11, 2001
Whoa wait a second, explain this to me because libster is confusing me. Lets says there was a sixteenth note on the first space, would I play an "A" sixteenth note?

6. ### basegetar

Sep 11, 2001
Because if this is true... I would understand sheet music... that would be creepy as hell!

7. ### basegetar

Sep 11, 2001
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD, I JUST POWERED MY WAY THROUGH SOME SHEET MUSIC!!!!

Oh my god, sudden urges overpowering me... suddenly I love Jaco, hate Fieldy, and mock tab users j/k

8. ### Chris FitzgeraldStudent of LifeStaff MemberAdministrator

Oct 19, 2000
Louisville, KY
NO....!! NOOOOO!!!! FieLdY RuLeZ!!!!

9. ### Gard

Mar 31, 2000
Fuquay-Varina, NC, USA
OK OK....who kidnapped the real SPLITS MAC GNARLED and replaced him with a warped, gender confused fembot???

10. ### Chris FitzgeraldStudent of LifeStaff MemberAdministrator

Oct 19, 2000
Louisville, KY

NATIONAL TARD,

Not to worry - I'm fine. I just couldn't resist a jab at PASTEY G-STRING after the recent bloody TAB WARZ campaign...and now, so soon after that devastating carnage, to see the young lad getting into Standard Notation... ..*sniff*....*dab*....*sniff*.....well, it's enough to make a girl break down and cry. Or a guy, for that matter. Whichever the case may be....

DURRLS WILL BE DURRLS

11. ### frankencow150Guest

Oct 17, 2001
someone please explain to me what DURRLS is/are?i know its a joke between alot of you,but i wanna know what it means,i heard about it so much!

12. ### HWK2

I'm assuming something about gender confusion.. as in Girls will be Girls..