A method of music notation with 7 spaces for the notes of the C major scale, with the remaining notes of the 12 tone scale overlapping these spaces. 5 staff lines per octave can be used to show the position of the accidental notes. Distinct colors are assigned to the 12 notes of the scale. Two distinct groups of colors are used, one for coloring the C major notes, the other for coloring the remaining 5 notes of the scale. The spaces representing Cs are marked with a colored shape at the left of the staff and shaded horizontally across the page. The notes are shapes whose width is proportional to their durations. Aids are placed above and below the staff to indicate hand and finger movements. Assembly kits with visual aids are provided. The colors can be used on conventional notation.