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What is a staff?
Notes Values and Rests Counterparts
When two or more staves (staff:plural) are connected together they form a system.
The most common clefs are the Treble (aka G-Clef) and Bass Clef (aka F-Clef). But we will also see Alto and Tenor Clef (both aka as C-Clef), since it is used for Ear Training classes as well at the university level.
Each clef assigns the staff the range of pitches that it will notate. That is how we can also tell the difference between the Alto and Tenor Clef (C-Clef), because of where they are positioned on the staff.
To learn the pitch names all we have to do is remember the first seven letters of the English Alphabet [A, B, C, D, E, F and G]. Then we have to know where they are positioned in the staff, this is determined by the clef that is presented in the beginning of the staff. (Refer to Clefs).