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octave bass clef

[English]

This is a normal bass clef symbol with the number 8 printed above or below. The addition of the number 8 directs the musician to perform the music an octave higher than indicated (with the number 8 printed above) or an octave lower than indicated (with the number 8 printed below). In reality, the symbol merely indicates that the instrument (or voice) that is designated to perform that part actually sounds an octave higher or lower that where it is notated in the normal bass clef.

See more about clefs in the Appendix. 

Example

Octave Bass Clef - perform one octave lower


Octave Bass Clef - perform one octave higher



See Also

[English] G octave clef
[English] octave clef
[English] vocal tenor clef
[English] double treble clef
[English] F octave clef
[English] octave treble clef

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Last Updated: 2013-02-26 23:03:59