# What is the lowest note on the bass clef?

## What is the lowest note on the bass clef?

The lowest note seen above is a G, which is the bottom line. The space underneath the bottom line would be an F, because F comes before G in the alphabet.

### What is the note under the ledger line?

Just as the notes that come above the Treble Clef, there are notes that come below the Treble Clef, that are on Ledger Lines. The bottom line note on the regular staff is E. Right below that is D, and then we come to Middle C. Middle C is actually one of the first notes we learn on the keyboard and in our music.

What note is on the first ledger line below the bass clef staff?

E’s
The first ledger line below the bass clef is two E’s below middle C. Two ledger lines up for treble is two Cs above middle, two ledger lines down is A right below middle C. Two ledger lines up on bass clef is actually the same note as the bottom line E on the treble clef.

How to read ledger lines in bass clef?

But remember we’re in the bass clef. So if the bottom line of the bass staff is a G, then the space below it is an F and that note on the ledger line is an E. Ledger lines above the treble staff and below the bass staff take a little bit of time to learn, but because they follow the same pattern they are not super difficult.

## How to avoid ledger lines for low notes?

Another way to avoid ledger lines for very low notes on the treble staff is to invade the bass staff. Simply write the notes in the bass staff. Sometimes, these lines are avoided by adding a temporary G-clef on the bass staff or a temporary F-clef on the treble staff.

### How many notes are in the bottom of the ledger?

For the bass staff, the notes of the lines from bottom to top are G-B-D-F-A. The notes of the spaces for the bass staff are A-C-E-G. This would give us a total of 9 notes for the treble staff and 9 notes for the bass staff. We seem to have a problem. Only eighteen notes? What about all the other notes on the piano?

How many ledger lines does a 4 string bass need?

A 4-string bass in standard tuning (E-A-D-G) requires one lower ledger line to add the note for the open E-string. Many of the higher notes on the bass fretboard will require multiple ledger lines above the staff.