Hello, I am a complete beginner in understanding musical notation of any kind at all and therefore I encountered confusion when I noticed that in the sheet music for the first movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in C minor. The first three notes were G, which is normal, but the fourth note (the half note) was on the E line. So it went GGG E. But that is not how the fifth symphony begins. It isn’t GGG E… it is GGG, but then the fourth note is a half note after D. So why then in the sheet music, does it go GGG E. The fourth note of the beginning of Beethoven’s fifth symphony is a half not above D, not an E, as the confusing sheet music indicates. Certainly someone more knowledgeable on musical notation and music theory could explain that to me. It is a miniscule problem, probably easy to explain, but it sincerely bothers me, because it is annoying. Why would the E note be an E note at all if it isn’t an E at all, but rather one half note after D? Ugh! I am only a beginner though. Please please please get back to me, thanks!