Reading the notes in a song can
be very challenging at first! Luckily there are a few
ways to make it easier. When playing the recorder, we
read notes that are written on the treble clef staff.
Each staff has five lines and four spaces. Every
line and space has a specific letter name.
learning the names of the space notes, we use the word "FACE".
When learning the names of
the lines, we use the first letter from each word in the
When we put the
lines and spaces together, the notes move upward in
Just because we
have filled up all of the lines and spaces, it doesn't mean
that we have named all of the notes. Sometimes, there
are notes that are printed above or below the main staff
lines. We can figure out the names of these notes by
counting in alphabetical (or reverse alphabetical) order.
The most common notes for the recorder that are found off of
the main staff lines are Middle C and Low D.
Want to test your
understanding of the note names? Just click on a
Quiz! If you
are a beginner, you may want to start with Quiz 1. The
quizzes will become more difficult as you progress to the