©2019 by Emily Zornado. 

How We Write Music

Music is a grid with rhythm and pitches, learning this grid is like learning to read. That's one reason why we use letters as note names! We can "spell" chords the way we spell words. 

This grid is organized around LINES and SPACES, and each location on this grid belongs to a letter of the musical alphabet.

Here is an example:

The musical alphabet goes from A to G before starting over again. 

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

How many words can you spell using just the musical alphabet??

write a piece of music according to these rules and then I will play your composition on the piano for you