These examples are all in the Treble Staff. Five Lines and Four Spaces each. The lines of the Treble staff (bottom to top) are: E G B D F The spaces (bottom to top) are: F A C E There are seven Major keys in sharps (and the Key of C Major) And seven in flats. The sharp keys (above) progress in 5ths from C (one sharp) G (two) D (three) A (four) E (five) B (six) F-sharp and (seven) C-sharp. Look at where the sharps in these keys are located. Fact: the name of the key is one-half step up from the last sharp. The flat keys progress in 4ths from C (one flat) F (two) B-flat (three) E-flat (four) A-flat (five) D-flat (six) G-flat (seven) C-flat Fact: The name of the key in flats is the same as the next-to-last flat.
Soon I will post the same lesson in the Bass Staff. Hint: The names of the lines of the Bass Staff (bottom to top) G B D F A and the spaces (bottom to top) A C E G A Grand Staff is combined Treble and Bass and there are three pitches between, (space B line C space D
If you have a piano, play these scales for demonstration purpose. (one finger is allowed)
When I taught elementary music in Vegas we learned the lines Elvis Goes Boogie’n Down Flamingo and spaces spell F A C E