English music mnemonics

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Here are some English mnemonics related to music.

Order of notes on treble clef lines

The order of notes on the lines of the treble clef is E, G, B, D, F

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Order of notes on treble clef spaces

The corresponding spaces in the treble clef are F, A, C, E, which spell face. Also:

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Order of notes on bass clef lines

The order of notes on the lines of the bass clef are G, B, D, F, A; the next ledger above it is C:

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  • Good Boys Deserve Fudge Always
  • Good Boys Deserve Fruit Always
  • Good Boys Do Fine Always
  • Good Boys Don't Fight And Cuss
  • G'ood Boys Don't Feed Alligators
  • Good Burritos Don't Fall Apart
  • Goose Bay Ducks Fly Away
  • Grandma Brought Donuts For Alex
  • Great Big Dogs Fight Animals
  • Great Big Ducks Fly Away
  • Great Big Dudes From Alaska
  • Great Bodies Deserve Full Attention
  • Girls Buy Dolls For Amusement
  • Golf Balls Don't Fly Away
  • Green Birds Do Fly Away

Order of notes on bass clef Spaces

The corresponding spaces of the bass cleff are A, C, E, G

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Order of sharps for sharp key signatures

The order for adding sharps for sharp key signatures is F, C, G, D, A, E, B

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  • Fat Cats Go Down Alleys Eating Birds
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  • Fat Cats Go Down And Eat Blueberries
  • Fat Cats Get Drunk After Eight Beers
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  • Fat College Girls Don't Always Eat Breakfast
  • Fat Cows Get Dizzy After Eating Barley
  • Fat Cows Go Down And Eat Barley
  • Foreign Cars Go Dead After Every Bump.

Order of flats for flat key signatures

The order for adding flats for flat key signatures is the reverse of that for sharps, B, E, A, D, G, C, F:

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Order of musical modes

The musical modes as based on the white keys of a piano starting with C are Ionian mode, Dorian mode, Phrygian mode, Lydian mode, Mixolydian mode, Aeolian mode, Locrian mode:

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Order of strings on a standard tuned guitar

A standard tuned guitar has the strings ordered E, A, D, G, B, E:

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  • Every Agressive Dictator Gets Bombed Eventually

Or in the reverse order, E, B, G, D, A, E:

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