Names of Notes

Every note has a unique name. The full name tells you its location on the staff.


Call each note by its full name.

If you are asked to play “E,” how will you know which one to play?

First line E” tells you exactly which E is desired, and eliminates the possibility of “Fourth space E.”

D below the staff” is very differnt from “Fourth line D.”

Visualize the note on the staff as you say it.

Review Questions

  1. How many F’s are on the recorder?
  2. What are their names?
  3. How many C’s?
  4. What are their names?
  5. Can you give each note its full name?
  6. What is the lowest note on your recorder?