reading bass clef?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by KSDbass, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. KSDbass


    Mar 25, 2005
    ok this is probably a stupid question, but how do I read bass clef? i was taught treble clef for violin at school, so I know about the staff, and the time signature and all that good stuff. thanks for the help
  2. Well basically, you read in exactly the same way as the treble clef, the only differences being the notes.

    The lines and spaces of the bass clef go as follows:

    * G
    * E
    * C
    * A

    The way we memorised it at school was using the phrases:

    'All Cows Eat Grass' (Spaces)
    'Good Boys Don't Frighten Animals' (Lines)

    Hope that helps. :)
  3. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop Guest

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Also on the Bass Clef (which is also called the F-Clef), the line that runs through the two dots on the clef is always F. (Hence the name).

  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    You read it just like any other clef once you know what the notes the lines and spaces correspond to.