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Mnemonics for Staff Lines

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

Here are a few mnemonics for the staff lines that you're students are going to remember!

Treble Clef (EGBDF)

  • Every Good Boy Does Fine

  • Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

  • Eating Green Bananas Disgusts Friends

  • Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet

  • Even George Bush Does Fart (for adult students)

  • Spaces: FACE

Bass Clef (GBDFA)

  • Good Boys Do Fine Always

  • Great Big Dogs Fight Animals

  • Great Beethoven's Deafness Frustrated All

  • Good Burritos Don't Fall Apart

  • Green Bears Don't Fly Airplanes


  • All Cows Eat Grass

  • All Cars Eat Gas

Have you ever challenged a student to come up with their own saying? Share your favorite acronym made by a student in the comments!


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