Reading Music

Traditional music notation attempts to record music in a written form. This has developed over the years to include symbols for pitch, note duration, timing, rhythm and feeling, and more recently tablature specifically designed for guitarists. Traditional music notation is written on a stave consisting of five horizontal lines, and, for guitarists, will always have a treble clef to denote the range the notes fall in … Read More

Key Signatures

When we say we are playing in a certain key, we are talking of the root note to which all other notes will relate. It is also the note that the piece of music will resolve to at the end (cadence), or any other place where a resolution is required. To help remember which notes are diatonic to a key, we … Read More