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Music is made up of many sounds: high sounds, like birds chirping, low sounds, like thunder rolling over a valley, and medium sounds. How do musicians know what sounds to make? In music, the sound of a note is called its pitch. Where a note lives on the staff (remember those five horizontal lines) tells you its pitch--and also its name!

If you've ever seen a piano, you know there are lots of keys, 88 to be exact. Each key represents a different note or pitch. How do you write all of those notes on a piece of paper? Well, the notes are organized into smaller groups that fit on a staff, and notes are named after letters of the alphabet, from A-G.

In this activity, you'll get to hear some different pitches, see where they fit on the staff, and learn their alphabet names.