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Meaning of C clef in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF C CLEF

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF C CLEF

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C clef is a noun.
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WHAT DOES C CLEF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

C clef

Clef

A clef is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes. Placed on one of the lines at the beginning of the stave, it indicates the name and pitch of the notes on that line. This line serves as a reference point by which the names of the notes on any other line or space of the stave may be determined. Only one clef that references a note in a space rather than on a line has ever been used. There are three types of clef used in modern music notation: F, C, and G. Each type of clef assigns a different reference note to the line on which it is placed. Clef Name Note Line G-clef G4 passes through the curl of the clef. C-clef Middle C passes through the center of the clef. F-clef F3 passes between the two dots of the clef. Once one of these clefs has been placed on one of the lines of the stave, the other lines and spaces can be read in relation to it. The use of three different clefs makes it possible to write music for all instruments and voices, even though they may have very different tessituras.
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ç谱号
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C clef
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C clef
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सी कुंजी
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C علامة موسيقية
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C ключ
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C clef
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Ut
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C-Schlüssel
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ハ音記号
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C 음자리표
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C khóa của âm nhạc
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C clef
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C Klucz
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C ключ
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C clef
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C clef
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C -sleutel
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C klav
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C clef
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The translation of C clef in French is ut play
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The translation of C clef in German is C-Schlüssel play
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «C CLEF»

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Music Theory For Dummies
Occasionally, you may come across an animal known as the C clef. The C clef is a moveable clef and can be placed on any line of the staff. The line that runs through the center of the C clef, no matter which line that is, is considered middle C, ...
autorMichael Pilhofer, Holly Day, 2011
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A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals
The C Clef Although the treble clef and the bass clef are widely used, they are not the only clefs that appear in music. Several hundred years ago most music, both vocal and instrumental, was written in the C clef. Today, instruments of the ...
autorWilliam Duckworth, 2012
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The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians
There are three types of clefs now in general use: the G-clef, the C-clef (of which there are several shapes), and the F-clef [see Ex. 1]. The spiral of the lower part of the G-clef locates the position of g' (the G above middle C) on some line, now ...
autorDon Michael Randel, 1999
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Principles of Music Theory
The name of the note written on the same staff-line as the F -clef is F. 1 2 3 4 5 F F F F F C-clefs The C -clef is naming C, the note written on the staff between its two circular lines. The 1st C-clef in the example, called soprano-clef, was used for  ...
autorEvangelos C. Sembos, 2006
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Cengage Advantage Books: A Creative Approach to Music ...
If you expect to study and perform early music, work with orchestral instruments, or continue your study of music theory, you will need to be able to read the C clef. Unlike the treble or bass clef, the C clef does not always appear in the same ...
autorWilliam Duckworth, 2008
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From Serra to Sancho : Music and Pageantry in the California ...
Nassarre then develops clef associations even further, showing that the C clef's position on the staff can indicate any of the four voice types, merely by selecting the proper line for middle C. He explains: The C clef is for Sopranos, and it is ...
autorCraig H Russell Professor California Polytechnic State University, 2009
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Music Fundamentals for Dance
C Clef (Alto, Tenor, or Soprano Clef) Figure 1.7 The G clef, also known as the treble clef. % Figure 1.8 The F clef, also known as the bass clef. The C clef (alto, tenor, or soprano clef) may be less familiar even to dancers who have studied music ...
autorNola Nolen Holland, 2013
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The Everything Music Theory Book with CD: Take Your ...
The last type of clef is the C clef. Typically, this clef is associated with the viola because it's the most common instrument that reads in C clef; however, other instruments read it as well. When the C clef is used with the viola, it is called the alto ...
autorMarc Schonbrun, 2011
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Pantologia: a new cabinet cyclopaedia, comprehending a ...
When the C clef is placed so tliat the two cross strokes enclose the middle line, it is called the counter tenor, or viola clef. The counter tenor clef is nsed for the high voices of men in vocal music, and for the viola or tenor violin in instrumental ...
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A Student's Guide to GCSE Music for the AQA Specification
... and to explore new music, is to do as much sight-reading as you can manage.  Treble clef G    F E D middle C Bass clef E D middle C Vocal tenor clef      GG E D middle C    Alto C clef C  D middle C    Tenor C clef ...
autorDavid Bowman, 2002
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Mandolin Orchestra celebrates its 90th anniversary on June 1
Or to be precise, he plays mandola – a lower-register instrument (in the c clef) that corresponds somewhat to a viola. Mandolins, like symphony ... «NorthJersey.com, May 14»
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