The stave

The stave is made up of five lines and four spaces.  The lines and spaces have no meaning until a clef is placed at the beginning of the stave.

These notes have no meaning as the stave has to be defined by placing a clef at the beginning.

See below.

Now the treble clef has been included we are able to name the notes below.

             D            E            F           G           A            B            C            D            E            F           G

Similarly if the bass clef is used we can also name the notes.

              F            G            A           B            C           D            E            F            G          A           B


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