Teaching the Bass Clef Notes
There are a number of ways to teach young musicians the name of the bass clef notes!
The most widely used strategies involve the use of songs and mnemonics. The ones seen below are probably the most commonly used but it’s fun to have your students make up their own! They also remember them more easily when they create the mnemonic themselves!
BASS LINES: Great Big Dreams For All
BASS SPACES: All Cows Eat Grass
Here is one that works really well with middle school students.
All About That Bass (Clef)
I created this resource to use in conjunction with the YouTube clip:
An educational parody of Meghan Trainor’s music “All About That Bass” that is an engaging way of teaching the bass clef notes.
This resource has eight pages.
- There are four pages/slides that follow the lyrics of the song and
- four pages that follow the song but with words/sections for the students to fill in as they watch and listen to the video.