Unit E1 – Notes and the Stave

In Stage E, students learn the names and positions of notes:

  • up to three ledger lines above or below the treble clef stave
  • up to three ledger lines above or below the bass clef stave

Students should become confident and identifying and playing these notes in their pieces.

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  • Flashnote Derby or Note Rush are two iPad note reading games. You can select ledger line notes for students to focus on.
  • Using manuscript paper or a music whiteboard, task students with translating a tune from ledger lines below the treble clef to bass clef notes, or ledger line notes above the bass clef to treble clef notes.

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  • By now students should have a solid general understanding of how ledger lines work and so would be able to play Legend of the Ledgers or Fishing Lines, both games involving ledger line work.


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Stage E Notes with Three Ledger Lines
Two double sided worksheets introducing notes that use three ledger lines above and below the bass clef stave. Students draw these notes and identify them in a range of note value contexts.