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#2110437 - 06/30/13 03:30 AM What are landmark notes? I think it has to do with...  
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sight reading?

Hello everyone! Long time! working my way with the PA and it is almost 3 in the morning...practising the moonlight sonata kept me up that late! and that's no excuse! ?

So I am still a slow sight reader...Don't know why...but definitely better than when I first started. I heard the landmark note approach is a great way to improve sight reading...Could anyone please kindly explain what that is...using examples of course. I know the 2nds and 3rd intervals and i have a feeling they might be similar.


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#2110537 - 06/30/13 09:41 AM Re: What are landmark notes? I think it has to do with... [Re: pianolover85]  
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On a grand staff there are 10 lines, 5 in the treble and 5 in the bass. There are 8 gaps between the lines, 4 in each staff), but, of course, notes can occur above or below the actual staff lines and the music sometimes "invents" staff lines calld ledger lines, if a note is too high or to low to fit on the normal staff.

That can be pretty overwhelming to deal with when you are starting to read music. There's a dot right there in the middle. Is it A, G, B?

Landmark notes are a helpful way of getting comfortable reading the staff. You pick just a couple notes that you can identify from sight. If a given notehead doesn't appear on one of the lines or spaces that you know, then count up to it or down to it from the closest landmark note.

Common landmark notes are C and G.

For C:

* A note between the staffs, either bass or treble, on a single ledger line, is middle C (C4)
* The third space from the bottom of the treble is high C (C5)
* A note above the treble clef on the second ledger line is the C above that, C6
* The second space from the bottom of the bass clef is low C (C3)
* A note below the treble clef on the second ledger line is the C lower than that (C2)

Another way to think about that: two ledger lines at the top, or two ledger lines at the bottom, it's a C!

For G:

* If the note is resting on the top line of the treble, it's a G
* If the note is suspended from the bottom line of the bass, it's a G
* G is also the second line of the treble,
* and the 4th space of the bass

EDIT: You don't need to immediately learn every one of the above landmark notes right away. Just learn the ones that actually reside on the staff, plus middle C.

When you start to play pieces that use lots of ledger lines, then add in some landmark notes for ledger lines.

Last edited by Whizbang; 06/30/13 09:43 AM.

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