The easiest instrument to help you learn how music notation works is the piano keyboard.
You do not need to be a pianist, or even learn to play the piano, but having a keyboard either as a picture or a real piano, will help you to easily see the notes and the relationship between them on the keyboard.
Reading Piano Music
The piano uses a grand staff. This consists of two staves connected with a brace.
When you play the piano, or the harp, you actually read two staves simultaneously!
Compared to most other instruments that only use one staff, pianists need - because of this- some clever techniques to make note reading easier.
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