G clef

[English]
A symbol located at the beginning of a staff to indicate the pitches of the notes placed on the lines and spaces of the staff. The G clef is so named because the symbol is a stylized letter "G" that encircles the line of the staff, indicating where the "G" above middle C (G4 or g1) is located. The two G clefs still recognized today are the treble clef (with the second line of the staff being G4 (g1 ) and the rarely used french violin clef (with the first line of the staff being G4 or g1 ).

Example

Gclef

See Also

[French] clé d'ut de sol (f)
[German] G-Schlüssel (m)
[Italian] chiave di violino (f)
[Spanish] clave de sol (f)

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Last Updated: 2013-02-26 17:37:54