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Reading musical notes?

How do you read musical notes? For singing? Like, I know about, E G B D F, but like, how do you read them, what other notes are there, and how high and low are the notes? Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are 8 notes in a major scale, and there are also flats and sharps in between some of those notes to make a total of 12 notes in a chromatic scale. I realize this may make no sense if you don't already have a handle on standard music notation.

    Think of a piano keyboard. There are 88 notes on any piano - the greater majority of which fall outside the range of the normal human singing voice.

    As far as how to read the notes on a page? Each note in standard music notation stands for two things - the pitch and the duration of the note. Here's a web link to an explanation how to read music notation which you may find useful:

    Hope this helps, best to you.

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  • 4 years ago

    Absolutely not! Continue your lessons, and learn how to read music. It's difficult at first, but keep at it and you'll be reading it in no time! Unfortunately, there is some math involved, but it's all part of the experience. It's something you'll have to learn if you want to sing better. Explain to your teacher that you're having difficulty learning to read music and ask if they know of a more fun way for you to learn. When you have funny sayings to remember the order of the notes, or games to learn where they go on the staff, it's much easier to learn. Good luck!! =]

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