Read Music Notes Fast #1: Beginners - Music Note Attack

Read Music Note Attack is an intuitive visual method to read music fast with memory. For Guitar, ukulele, piano, violin.
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Published 7/2015 English

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Read Music Notes FAST Level 1: Speed Read Music Notes - Visual Memory in the Brain! An in-depth look into Reading 22 Music Notes Quickly from Treble Clef & Bass Clef. 56 Lectures with 2 Hour Content.

I receive so many requests from students that I finally need to write out this unique method - step by step - exercises by exercises - so that all BEGINNERS will gain confidence to read notes quickly and overcome the fear of reading music notes.

This course can also be used by Music Teachers or Parents who want to teach their children to 'Read Music Fast'. You can use these videos to guide your children in this Music Note Attack Method. Children learn much faster in this way as they learn to visualize these notes in their brain. In fact, they learn much faster than adults because they follow instructions, whereas adults are not as good as following through instructions.

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Reading Music: Traditional Way vs Non-Traditional Way

It is FUN to learn to read music. There are some basic music fundamentals that you need to learn in order to be able to start reading music. You need to understand the music staff, the grand staff, the lines, the spaces, the alphabets, the letter names, treble clef, bass clef & middle C. I will use very focused videos to show you how to understand the basics so that you have a clear foundation to work on as you proceed to learn to read music notes.

Many people think that it is difficult to read music but it is NOT.

I show you the Traditional Method of how students are taught to read music. The Traditional method WORKS but it is slow going. It is good for you to know the Traditional Method. We don't want to throw away what works. We want to improve on 'what works' to make it 'more fun' for beginners to overcome the frustrations of reading music! This is how my "Note Attack & Say It" Method got developed as I saw the joy of seeing students gaining confidence in these drills and exercises of moving from Level 1 (The Note Attack Method) to Level 2 (Application of the Note Attack Method) & then onto Level 3 (Drilling Exercises with Speed).

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In this course, you will have 1 to 2 minute videos to arouse your interest to learn to read music quickly with this non-traditional method.

No draggy long videos but each video is to to the point!

Each video has a specific topic.

Each topic is focused so that you can refer to the videos quickly for reference.

The whole idea of the course is to help you build a GOOD foundation to musical terms so that you can quickly go and read music using my Music Note Attack Method to gain confidence right away.

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Rosa's Music Note Attack Method:

1. Intuitive Visual Recognition

2. Visual Memory in the Brain

3. Say it out Loud to store in Brain

4. Practice Smart - Exercises

Music is actually the simplest written language for anyone to learn. You only need to know 7 alphabet letters: A B C D E F G. Once you learn the basics, and know how to make use of what the traditional method teaches, you can then use my Unique method to tap into the power of reading music notes quickly with confidence. This will help you overcome all the years of fear and frustrations in reading music, and the reward you receive is for a life time.

You will soon discover reading music is a lot of fun when you use my Music Note Attack Method! It helps you process your learning quickly and retain everything into memory! There is no need to count. No need to fumble your way through.

You learn to see the notes and read them like you read the names of your friends.

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This is a UNIQUE Method that I develop for BEGINNERS who wants to learn how to read notes and to read them QUICKLY!

  • We are dealing specifically in the area of reading the music notes on music staff in both the Treble Clef and Bass Clef.
  • We are NOT dealing with reading other music symbols, rhythm, or value and duration of notes.


We want to quickly help BEGINNERS to master the Music Language of A-B-C-D-E-F-G so that they can quickly identify the notes on the music staff like they call out the names of their friends.

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The Following Music Tips & Topics are covered to give you a good foundation to become the musician you always dreamed to become:

  1. Music Staff
  2. Music Clefs
  3. Music is a Universal language
  4. Read Music Note Tip 1: Only 7 Names
  5. Music Notes in the Treble Clef
  6. Music Notes in the Bass Clef
  7. The Grand Staff
  8. Reading Music Note Tip 2: The Middle C
  9. Read Music Notes Tip 3: Ascending Order
  10. Read Music Notes Tip 4: Descending Order
  11. Grand Staff with all the notes written
  12. Practice Saying the Alphabet Letters - Forward & Backward
  13. Read Music Note Tip 5: Spans 3 Octaves
  14. Read Music Note Tip 6 - Treble Clef - Word Cue Memory
  15. Read Music Note Tip 7 - Bass Clef - Word Cue Memory
  16. Rosa's Magic Method to Read Music Fast
  17. Music Note Attack & Sat It - Step 1
  18. Note Attack & Say It Out Loud - Step 2
  19. Music Reading Hot Tip: Understand this Music Logic
  20. Music Reading Hot Tip: AVOID Counting
  21. Application Exercises for Treble Clef 5 Lines
  22. Note Attack & Say It Out Loud - Step 3
  23. Application Exercises for Treble Clef 5 Spaces
  24. Note Attack & Say It Out Loud - Step 4
  25. Note Attack & Say It Out Loud - Step 5
  26. Application Exercises for Bass Clef - 5 Notes + Middle C
  27. Note Attack & Say It Out Loud - Step 6
  28. Application Exercise for Bass Clef 5 Spaces
  29. Smart Practice Exercises to Treble Clef Line Notes
  30. Smart Practice Exercises to Treble Clef Space Notes
  31. Smart Practice Exercises to Bass Clef Line Notes
  32. Smart Practice Exercises to Bass Clef Space Notes
  33. Flash Card Resources




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What are the requirements?

  • No knowledge is needed
  • Just an appreciation to overcome the struggles of learning music

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand Western Music Notations
  • Gain Insight into Middle C
  • See Treble Clef & Bass Clef in One Flash
  • Identify Names of Notes in Treble Clef Easily
  • Identify Names of Notes in Bass Clef Easily
  • Say the 7 Names of the 7 Notes forward & backward
  • Gain confidence using my unique method
  • Target in Reading Notes with confidence
  • Visualize & attack the Notes
  • Visualize & do not memorize
  • Attack & say the names out loud
  • Visualize, Attack & Retain in Your Brain
  • Read the Names of 6 Notes in Treble Clef Lines: C, E, G, B, D, F
  • Read the Names of 5 Notes in Treble Clef Spaces: D, F, A, C, E
  • Read the Names of 6 Notes in Bass Clef Lines: G, B, D, F, A, C
  • Read the Names of 5 Notes in Bass Clef Spaces: A, C, E, G, B

What is the target audience?

  • All Beginners should take this course
  • People without music knowledge should take this course
  • All musicians, whether guitar players, ukulele players or piano players should take this course
  • The course is not instrument specific so if you need the skill to read music notes, this course is for you
  • This course is not a comprehensive course on Reading Music

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Read Music Notes Fast Level 1
Introduction & Course Content to Read Music Notes Fast Level 1
Preview
05:31
Overview of the Course
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PLEASE Make sure you use CHROME
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Section 2: Foundation to Western Music Notations - How Music is written
00:56

To Read Music, you need to understand Music Staff.


The MUSIC STAFF is a set of 5 horizontal lines on which musical notes are written to indicate pitch and time.


In Western musical notation, the staff, or stave is a set of 5 Horizontal lines & 4 spaces.


Each line and each space represent a different musical pitch


The higher the note is on the staff, the higher the pitch is being played.

00:43

To Read Music, you need to understand Treble Clef.


Treble Clef is also sometimes called G Clef because the loop curls around the G line:

01:19

To read music, you need to understand the Bass Clef.


Bass Clef is also sometimes called F Clef because the F line is in between the 2 dots.

The Treble Clef
1 question
The Bass Clef
1 question
Section 3: Read Music: The 7 Music Names
01:49

To Read Music, you need to know the 7 Music Names

  • Music speaks through the names of the notes. The names of the notes represent pitches.
  • A same note has the same pitch but it can be in higher octave or lower octave.

I have good news for you. You don't need to learn a lot of names.


There are only 7 names to the music notes. Isn't this great? It is even easier than the English language.


You don't even need to know 26 alphabets.


You only need to know 7 names which correspond to the 7 notes.


The 7 notes are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet.


A - B - C - D - E - F - G


After G, it repeats and goes back to A - B - C …..etc

There is no H, I J….etc.


If you know your alphabets, then you already know ONE important thing about Music note-names. They follow the letters of the alphabets.


You need to learn ONLY 7 Alphabets: A B C D E F G


This is all you need to learn - just master these 7 letters of the Alphabet.


That's how easy it is.


Get this into your head so that you can overcome all FEAR of reading music notes.

03:32

To Read Music, recognize the names of the lines & spaces in Treble Clef:


Each line and each space has a musical name or music note assigned to them.


They tell us which note to play in our instrument and how long to play it.


This course is about "Reading Music Notes", so we will not study the duration value of notes which are related to timing.


Treble Clef Notes:


The 5 Lines have these names:

Line 1 - E

Line 2 - G

Line 3 - B

Line 4 - D

Line 5 - F


The 5 spaces have these names:

Space 1 - F

Space 2 - A

Space 3 - C

Space 4 - E



02:44

To Read Music, you need to recognize the names of the lines & spaces in Bass Clef:


The Bass Clef also has 5 lines and 5 spaces.


This is good news as you can see there is a distinct pattern in music. You need to recognize pattterns. In that way, you will find it very easy to READ Notes.


The 5 Lines in Bass Clef have these names:


Line 1 - G

Line 2 - B

Line 3 - D

Line 4 - F

Line 5 - A


The 5 spaces in Bass Clef have these names:


Space 1 - G

Space 2 - E

Space 3 - C

Space 4 - A

Section 4: Read Music: The Middle C
01:33

If we combine the Treble Clef & Bass Clef together, we have the entire Grand Staff.


How many lines are there on the Grand starff?


There are 11 lines.


If we read music like this, it is very clumsy


Notice how the middle line - C - separates the Treble Clef & Bass Clef

01:08

The C line in the Grand Staff is actually the Middle C.

This is the center point of orientation for both Treble Clef & Bass Clef.

I am sure you have heard a lot about people saying that you need to find the Middle C. That is where Middle C.

The Middle C line there separates the Treble Clef and the Bass Clef, and this is what you often see in sheet music.

Section 5: Read Music Music Hot Tips
00:54

Read Music Fast: Know your Alphabets

Look at the alphabet notes: C D E F G A B

  • When notes ascend, alphabets go forward.
  • As notes go 'higher', the letter names follow the pattern of the alphabet.

Once you reach the letter G, the pattern returns to Letter A and continues on in this pattern.

**Ascending Order of notes - Alphabets move forward**
01:19

Read Music Fast - Learn this Hot Tip


Look at the alphabet notes: C B A G F E D C


When notes descend, alphabets move BACKWARDS.


So as notes go lower down, the letter names follow the pattern of the alphabet BACKWARDS.


Once you read the letter A, the pattern returns to letter G and continues on.


**Descending Order of notes - Alphabets move backward**

01:25

Read Music Notes Fast - Learn to say your musical alphabets forward and backward.


  • Everyone knows A B C's
  • But how many of us can say the alphabets backwards as fast as we can say it forward?
  • Spend some time doing this today before your move on to the next page.
  • To say it forward: A B C D E F G
  • To say it backward: G F E D C B A
  • Close your eyes to say it forward: A B C D E F G
  • Close your eyes to say it backward: G F E D C B A
Here's the Secret:Master these 7 alphabets saying them forward and backward. This will help you quickly to identify the notes that are on the staff.
Saying Alphabet Letters Backward
1 question
Section 6: Read Music Notes on the Entire Grand Staff - From Bass Clef G to Treble Clef G
03:38

Read Music Fast - Know the Alphabets forward & backward


Look at the notes on the screen.


1. Read the notes as ascending order starting at the very left:


Bass Clef: E F G A B C D E F G A B


Treble Clef: C D E F G A B C D E F G


2. If we reverse this and read the notes starting on the right in descending order starting at the G note in Treble Clef.


Treble Clef: G F E D C B A G F E D C


Bass Clef: C B A G F E D C B A G F E



Music Score covers 3 Octaves - G to G
Preview
02:32
Section 7: Traditional Method to Reading Music Notes - Using Acronyms
02:17

Read Music: For the LINES: To help you retain the letters in your memory, you can use this word cue:

Every

Good

Boy

Does

Fine

They correspond to E G B D F

For the SPACES: To help you retain the letters in your memory, you can use this word cue: FACE

It spells the word FACE.

So that is easy to remember.

01:47

Read Music


For the LINES: To help you retain the letters in your memory, you can use this word cue:

Good

Boys

Do

Fine

Always


They correspond to G B D F A


For the SPACES: To help you retain the letters in your memory, you can use this word cue:

All

Cows

Eat

Grass

Traditional Method Works
01:43
02:47

In this course, I purposely show you the traditional method of how students are taught when they read music.

The traditional method works but it is SLOW going because every time you try to identify the note, you need to read out the complete sentence.

In my many years of teaching students piano, I find that they often get stuck in the traditional method and then they get so scared and fearful of moving on to learn to read music.

I try to understand what their problems are and see in what ways I can make reading music faster and more fun for them so that in the process of learning, they will not get so frustrated that they quit.

This is how I came up with my unique method.


Section 8: Rosa's Unique Method: Read Music Fast with Note Attack & Say It Approach
01:27

My Read Music Method is unique in that I develop this method myself.

It is EZ and it is FAST and it is FUN!

This method will help you retain memory much longer when you identify the names of these notes.

It thrives in 2 areas to help people learn smartly:

1. Visual Recognition

2. Aural Memory in the Brain

I've tested this method in workshops and students and the results are often great. They get 90% correct in the first 7 days, so this is how I started developing this 7 Day program that you see in Level 2.

For this course, I show you the method and how it works.

If you want a systematic program to get a complete training, then you can move on to Read Music Fast Level 2 after you finish this course.

Section 9: Rosa's Method - Music Note Attack Method - Treble Clef Lines Notes
02:16

Follow My Read Music Fast Method to Gain confidence to know where Notes E, B & F are located on the Music Treble Clef.

Read Music Notes:

E

B

F

01:27

Follow My Read Music Fast Method to Gain confidence to know where Notes G & D are located on the Music Treble Clef.

Read Music Notes:

G

C

04:02

Read Music Fast - Learn to Practice Smartly

I call this Smart Practice!

Treble Clef:

E

G

B

D

F

1 page

Read Music Notes Fast - Treble Clef - 5 Lines: E G B D F


Download the pdf and cut out the flash cards.


Laminate them.


Take them with you during the day.


Put them on your desk.


Visualize these notes in your brain!

Rosa's Music Notes Fast Attack Fast Method vs Traditional Slow Going Method
01:33
Section 10: Rosa's Method - Music Note Attack Method - Treble Clef Spaces Notes
01:45

Read Music Notes Fast - Treble Clef - 4 Spaces: F A C E


Use Music Note Attack & Say It


Follow the Video Exactly!


1. Look at F

Say: F is in the 1st space


2. Look at A

Say: A is in the 2nd space


3. Look at C

Say: C is in the 3rd space


4. Look at E

Say: E is in the top space

00:55

We will add an extra note to the 4 Space Notes - the space below the 5 lines


D + FACE

"The" FACE


LOOK at D

Say: D note is below the 5 lines, "D" Face

1 page

Read Music Notes Fast - Treble Clef - 5 Spaces: D, F, A, C, E


Download the pdf and cut out the flash cards.


Laminate them.


Take them with you during the day.


Put them on your desk.


Visualize these notes in your brain!

Section 11: Rosa's Method - Music Note Attack Method - Bass Clef Lines Notes
01:48

Read Music Note Fast - Bass Clef Lines - G D A


Bottom line is G

Top line is A

Middle line is D

Or you can just say "Good Day"

Take a picture of this and make a flash card for yourself and carry it with you until you see this clearly.

So then eventually you have this picture in your head: G D A


Use Music Note Attack: Bass Clef G D A

1. Bottom line is G

Say this out loud: Bottom line is G

2. Top line is A

Say this out loud: Top line is A

3. Middle line is always D

Say this out loud: Middle Line is always D

Repeat the above until you see it in your head.


1. You don't need to memorize.

2. You visualize the names on the staff

3. You will always see G D A on these lines.

Can you do it?

Do this before you move on to the next page.

Let these 3 letters be your friends, their names are "G", "D" & "A"

1 page

Music Notes Flash Card for Bass Clef 3 Music Lines - G D A


Download the pdf in the Resource File.


Take this flash card with you until you know these 3 notes by heart!

01:22

Read Music Notes Fast - Bass Clef 2 Lines: F & B

Think of F B I - (we just use the first 2 letters and not the I)

Music Note Attack Method & Say It

1. The 2nd line from top is F. You know it already.

The bass clef is F Clef.

Say this out loud: "The 2nd line from top is G"

2. The 2nd line from bottom is B.

Say this out loud: "The 2nd line from bottom is B"

LOOK at B & F there and visualize this in your HEAD as you say these sentences.

1 page

Music Notes Flash Card for Bass Clef 5 Music Lines - G B D F A


Download the pdf in the Resource File.


Take this flash card with you until you know these 5 notes by heart!

02:22

Read Music Notes Fast - Bass Clef Spaces: A C E G

Think: ACE George

We think of the ACE Card and add the name George.

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1. Look at A

Say: A is the 1st space

2. Look at C

Say: C is the 2nd space

3. Look at E

Say: E is the 3rd space

4. Look at G

Say: G is the top space

01:20

Read Music Note Fast: Bass Clef Spaces Notes: A C E G + B

Since this is so easy, I want to add an extra note "B" and we will call it 'ACE George B'

So it is A C E George B

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Visualize these notes A C E G B in these spaces

by saying "ACE George B"

We will give George a surname starting with B

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Note Attack & Say It out Loud:

Look at B (George B)

Say: B is above the 5 lines

1 page

Music Notes Flash Card for Bass Clef 4 Spaces + 1 More - A C E G B


Download the pdf in the Resource File.


Take this flash card with you until you know these 5 notes by heart!

Section 12: Read Music Notes Fast - Smart Practice Exercises
Smart Practice Exercise 1 - Treble Clef Notes - Lines & Spaces
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Answer Sheet to Exercise 1 - Treble Clef Notes - Lines & Spaces
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Smart Practice Exercise 2 - Bass Clef Notes - Lines & Spaces
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Answer Sheet to Exercise 2 - Bass Clef Notes - Lines & Spaces
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Smart Practice Exercise 3 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Answer Sheet to Smart Practice Exercise 3: Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Smart Exercise Practice 4 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Answer Sheet to Smart Practice Exercise 4 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Smart Practice Exercise 5 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Answer Sheet to Smart Practice Exercise 5 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Smart Practice Exercise 6 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Answer Sheet to Smart Practice Exercise 6 - Treble Clef & Bass Clef Notes
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Section 13: Conclusion
Conclusion Summary
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Section 14: Level 2 Bonus Videos: Read Music Notes Fast Level 2 - 7 Day Program
Read Music Notes Fast Level 2 - Read 22 Music Notes with Accuracy in 7 Days
03:00
Read Music Notes Fast Level 2 - Treble Clef Notes: E B F Note Attack Method
02:32
Read Music Notes Fast Level 2 - Applying Method to Bass Clef Smart Practice 1
02:39
Read Music Notes Fast Level 2 - Applying Method to Bass Clef Smart Practice 2
01:24
1 page

Read these music notes in Bass Clef - Notes in the Lines: G D F A C


Music Notes Names:

C

A

F

D

G

Download a copy for your personal use and exercises!

Section 15: Level 3 Bonus Videos - Read 22 Music Notes with Speed
Read Music Notes Fast Level 3 - Read 22 Music Notes with Speed
01:57
Tempo: 120 BPM - Read Treble Clef Notes E B F
01:31
Tempo: 220 BPM - Read Treble Clef Notes: E B F
01:12
Section 16: Bonus Section - Resources for Students
Cool Resources for Students
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Instructor Biography

Rosa Suen, Best Seller Music Teacher, 35 Years Pianist, 25,00+ students

Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.

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