G clef


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 (g1) is located. The two G clefs still recognized today are the treble clef (with the second line of the staff being g1) and the rarely used French violin clef (with the first line of the staff being g1).

See also [Eng.] G clef; [Fr.] clef de sol (f); [Ger.] G-Schlüssel (m); [It.] chiave di violino (f); [Sp.] clave de sol (f).

Also [Eng.] treble clef; [Fr.] clé d'ut de sol (f); [Ger.] Violinschlüssel (m); [It.] chiave di violino (f); [Sp.] clave de sol (f).

Also [Eng.] French violin clef; [Fr.] clé de sol 1re (f); [Fr.] clef de sol 1re (f); [Ger.] französische Violinschlüssel (m); [It.] chiave di violino francese (f); [Sp.] clave de sol en primera (f); [Sp.] clave de violín francés (f).

G clef

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