I want to teach a friend of mine how to read music, but I don't know if to use mnemonics or not. The benefit of using them is that you can remember them more easily. The downside is that you might start "counting" the lines and reciting the mnemonics in order to recognize each note. to use mnemonics or there is another way?
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, example mnemonics are:
- Treble clef lines: Every Good Band Draws Fans
- Treble clef spaces: FACE
- Bass clef lines: Good Boys Deserve Fudge Always
- Bass clef spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
During research for this question I found this site which looks really nice to help memorize the different notes using flash cards.