Chapter 2. Bass Clef
In this chapter you will:
1.Write bass clefs
2. Write some low notes
3. Match low notes on the keyboard with notes on the staff
4. Write eighth notes
5. Identify notes on leger lines
6. Identify sharps and flats on the keyboard
7.Write sharps and flats on the staff
8. Write enharmonic equivalents
2.1 Write bass clefs
• The symbol at the beginning of the above staff,
, is an F or bass clef.
• The F or bass clef says that the fourth line of the staff is the F below the
piano’s middle C. This clef is used to write low notes.
DRAW five bass clefs. After each clef, which itself includes two dots, put
another dot on the F line.
2.2 Write some low notes
•The notes on the spaces of a staff with bass clef starting from the
bottom space are:
A, C, E and G as in All Cows Eat Grass.
•The notes on the lines of a staff with bass clef starting from the bottom
G, B, D, F and A as in Good Boys Do Fine Always.
1. IDENTIFY the notes in the song “This Old Man.” PLAY it.
2. WRITE the notes and bass clefs for the song, “Go Tell Aunt Rhodie”
Q = quarter note
H = half note
W = whole note
Pathways to Harmony, Chapter 2. Bass Clef
2.3 Match low notes on the keyboard with notes on the staff
A. Bass clef and the keyboard
1. WRITE letters on the white keys of the above keyboard.
2. WRITE, on the keyboard below, the number of each note which appears on
the staff to the left. Learn to play this phrase.
1. The phrase for remembering the lines for bass clef is
2. The spaces in treble clef spell
3. The phrase for remembering the lines for treble clef is