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 ).
See Also[French] clé d'ut de sol (f)
[German] G-Schlüssel (m)
[Italian] chiave di violino (f)
[Spanish] clave de sol (f)
Last Updated: 2016-05-25 19:08:29