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Minor Sixths

Minor 6ths

A Minor 6th can be though of as a Major 6th that has been lowered by a half step.

By themselves, Minor 6ths tend to have a sad sound.

A Minor 6th is equivalent to 8 semitones.

Intervals – Basic

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Intervals This tutorial will explain the concept of intervals, and describe how different intervals are named. In music, we measure the distance from one note to the next using intervals. Intervals can…

Reading the Bass Clef

1 2 3 4 5 6 Reading the Bass Clef This tutorial will show you how to read the notes on the Bass Clef. This method is similar to the method shown for reading the notes on the Treble Clef.…

Reading the Treble Clef

Reading the Notes on the Treble Clef

This tutorial will show you how to read the notes on the Treble Clef.

The method shown here has proven to be very effective.
First, let's look at all the notes on the treble clef.

The notes resemble the regular alphabet except for a few key differences.

1) The music alphabet starts on C, not A.
2) The highest letter is G.
3) After G, the notes start over again on A.

The first note we memorize is middle C.

It is easy to recognize because it hangs off the bottom and has a line poking through it like a toothpick.

Next we learn the lines with the sentence Every Good Boy Does Fine.

To learn the spaces, we just name the line that the note rests upon, then go up one letter in the alphabet.

For example:
Now you know how to read the notes on the treble clef.

Go and practice your skills by clicking on the link below.

Reading Treble Clef on Piano