Reading Music

Crotchets, quavers, staves, clefs - confused? You needn't be - this one-day workshop will lead you through all the basics of writing music down on paper, and turning written signs back into sounds. Learn to read notes as easily as you can read this.

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • write simple melodies in musical notation
  • read musical pitches and durations

Reading Music

Room LG47, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Start date
1 day
Day(s) and Times(s)
Tue 18 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Subject Area
Iain Matheson
Room LG47, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Time of Day


Notes I: lines and spaces, clefs, intervals.

Notes II: accidentals, key signatures: scales, chords, harmony.


Rhythm I – semibreves, minims, crotchets, quavers.

Rhythm II - bars, time signatures, counterpoint, dynamics. Tempo/expression marks.

Workshop/discussion with audio-visual material. Discussion and written work.

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.