The Viola Notes and Keys.
A clef is a musical symbol that plays a major role in indicating the pitch of written notes. There are different clefs, which include tremble clef, bass clef, tenor clef, alto clef among others. They are usually at the beginning of the stave and indicate on the name and the pitch of the line.
Writing music for viola notes is different from writing for other music since it uses the alto clef, which mostly has a rare use. Alto clef is a name given when the C-clef is on the third line of the stave. Just as with all the C-clefs, it indicates on that positioning of the middle C. The fact that viola mostly uses it has brought about the name viola clef.
In music, one will always have to use seven letters of the alphabet to name notes. This also applies to viola notes. The letters include; A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Writing of this letters has to be between five parallel lines known as a staff. There are different notes, which include sharp note, flat note, natural note, and enharmonic note. Before a note raises the pitch of a note half- step, a sharp note set. It then remains in effect for the rest of the measure.
A flat will set before a note lowers the pitch of the note half-step. It will then remain in effect the rest of the measure. Natural has it use mostly after a sharp note. It sets before a note restores the natural pitch of a note. Enharmonic notes are two different kinds of notes that sound same but have different spellings. For example, there could be A# and Bb.
The keys main use is to organize a piece of music. For example, when one writes music in the key of C that music will center on the tone of C, meaning it would use notes from the scale of C. Such music will have no sharps or flats as the scale of C has no sharp or flat.
We hope this has given you at least a brief understanding of your viola notes