Transfer your knowledge of tones from the Movable Do Disc to the musical staff with the Movable Do Staff! The staff is no means to understand the sounds in music, but once we do understand the sounds, we can start reading and placing them on the staff.
On the Movable Do Staff, the lines are coloured to represent the diatonic functions. The colours correspond to those on the Movable Do Disc.
All keys are represented, in G-, C-, and F-clefs. The Movable Do Staff highlights the information that is already in staff, clef and key signature: the lines of the staff represent thirds, the clef places them in the system of absolute pitch, while the key signature defines the tonal functions of the lines.
On the circle of fifths displayed here, you can see the result for all the keys with a G-clef. You will see that for keys with the same letter as keytone (e.g. E and Eb, A and Ab etc.) the lines will look the same.
The Movable Do Staff lets you isolate any five lines, so you can practice reading in any key, with any clef.
When you unfold two staves, the connecting dotted lines will show you that is it like reading a piano part, with G- and F-clefs in the same key. With a G-clef at the top, and an F-clef at the bottom, the image below represents how we would read a pianoscore in C=do, with the dotted line representing middle C.