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clef in Music topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclefclef /klef/ noun [countable]  APMa sign at the beginning of a line of written music to show the pitch of the notestreble/bass clef
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clefFormerly, notes written in the bass clef were written a fourth lower than the required pitch instead of a fifth higher.The bass clef is used for the lower parts of the compass, the tenor for the higher.Parts are notated for him in five different clefs bass, tenor, alto, mezzo-soprano and soprano.His parts are always notated in tenor clef and have a range of c to f'.Its part is generally written in the treble clef on B or G to distinguish it from the side-drum.Its part is written in the treble clef and sounds two octaves and a tone lower.the treble clefThe treble clef is always used even for the bottom notes.treble/bass clefIts part is generally written in the treble clef on B or G to distinguish it from the side-drum.Its part is written in the treble clef and sounds two octaves and a tone lower.Formerly, notes written in the bass clef were written a fourth lower than the required pitch instead of a fifth higher.The bass clef is used for the lower parts of the compass, the tenor for the higher.The treble clef is always used even for the bottom notes.