How to read sheet music? it’s easy and fun
Reading a sheet music isn’t difficult, even when you’re starting to learn, if you learn what I will tell you next, it will be enough to read them.
First of all, you have to know what a pentagram or staff is. It has 5 horizontal lines which have the same space between and upon them, in their spaces is where we will write our musical notes (C, D, E, F, G, A,B – Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si)
In this pentagram we have to add the key Sol (G), that is in the second line, if we start counting from the last one, this means that the note Sol is the one that appears, once we know the name of the note, we can know the name of the others notes that are placed upon or between the spaces.
We don’t put only notes in the lines or spaces, learning how to read a sheet music involves knowing the notes which are represented with the additional lines above or below the pentagram, for example:
Additional lines above the pentagram
Additional lines below the pentagram
As you can see, reading music or sheet music is not difficult but you have to keep in mind that it’s not only knowing how to read a note in the staff but the beat as well that every note has, doesn’t matter if it is whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, among others.
Now that I explained you how to read sheet music, let’s do an exercise:
Look at the picture and try to say in high voice all the musical notes that appear below, if you write them in a paper, much better. When you have it, click the picture and then press play to see the answer.