Reading Bass Clef – Upper Ledger Lines


Reading the Bass Clef – Upper Ledger Lines

This tutorial will show you how to read the upper ledger lines on the BASS Clef.

From bottom to top, the spaces on the bass clef read A C E G.

The phrase we will use to remember this is All Cows Eat Grass.


This same sentence can be used to memorize the ledger lines above the staff.

To find the name of a given note, just say each letter until you get to the line in question.


To find the name of a note on a space, name the line it rests on, then go up one letter in the alphabet.

Here is another example.

Now you know enough to read the notes on the upper bass clef.

Click on the link below to test your knowledge.

Bass Clef Upper Ledger Lines