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Anonymous
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posted: 8/5/2008 at 11:32:47 PM ET
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I'm learning to read music and notes and such. Why are some notes upside down on the bars?

Also, why are the notes arranged on the lines differently? Is that wher you put your fingers to play?

Sorry, I'm a beginner and can't find this explanation.

suzyq
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posted: 8/6/2008 at 11:40:24 PM ET
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

If you can, the best way to learn is with a good teacher. Try clicking on Music Education on the upper left-hand side of this site. It will get you started.

We are very lucky to have some very qualified members on this forum and I'm sure that they will try to help you.


Good luck and keep in touch.



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posted: 8/7/2008 at 9:29:31 AM ET
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The accepted way of writing notes on the staff is that if the note is below the 3rd line of the staff, the stem points upward. If the note is on or above the third line, the stem points downward. There are many conditions when this is not true, however.

I think SuzyQ gave you some good advice when she said you should find a good teacher. Good luck!

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posted: 2/16/2009 at 5:40:14 PM ET
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Why do some notes have bars on the left side of the circle and others have bars on the right side?

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posted: 3/16/2009 at 8:45:50 PM ET
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    quote:
    I'm learning to read music and notes and such. Why are some notes upside down on the bars?

    Also, why are the notes arranged on the lines differently? Is that wher you put your fingers to play?

    Sorry, I'm a beginner and can't find this explanation.
well, as one person on here said, it depends on where the note is on the lines. also, it's placed on the different lines because that tells you what note(s) to play(except in the case of geberal percussion or drumset music, which uses different instruments such as bass drum, snare, congas, ect., and will normally tell you which one to play on that line)


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