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CHAPTER I. NOTATION
STAVE: The Stave consists of four lines which include threespaces; and upon these lines or within these spaces are placed the notes, e.g.,
Occasionally the Stave is enlarged by an extra small line either above it or below it; and upon,above,or below these small lines notes may also be placed.
NOTES are the signs of musical sounds. They signify the relative height or depth of the sound according to their relative highness or lowness upon the Stave. The Notes, in their relation to one another according to sound or tone, are seven in kind, namely:
DO (or UT), RE, MI, FA, SOL,LA, SI.
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