Pitches and Clefs

In This Chapter

  • Understanding musical tones
  • Assigning names to specific pitches
  • Putting notes on a staff
  • Using the treble, bass, and other clefs

Lesson 1, Track 2

As you can tell from the title, this is a book about music theory. But what exactly is music theory? And, even more basic than that, what is music?

There are lots of different definitions of the word “music,” some more poetic than practical. For example, William Shakespeare called music the “food of love,” George Bernard Shaw called music the “brandy of ...

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