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Meaning of F clef in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF F CLEF

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

F 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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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE F CLEF

F clef
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˚F谱号
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clave de Fa
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F clef
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एफ कुंजी
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F علامة موسيقية
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F ключ
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F clef
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F clef
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F-Schlüssel
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ヘ音記号
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F 음자리표
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F khóa của âm nhạc
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F clef
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F clef
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F ключ
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F clef
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F clef
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F -sleutel
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F klav
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F clef
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The translation of F clef in German is F-Schlüssel play
See the definition of F-Schlüssel and synonyms of F-Schlüssel in the German dictionary.

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «F CLEF»

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Principles of Music Theory
The name of the note written on the same staff-line as the G-clef is G. G G G G G F-clefs The F -clef has two small dots on its right side indicating a staff-line. The note written on the staff-line indicated by the two dots is named F. We find the 1st  ...
autorEvangelos C. Sembos, 2006
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Music History Super Review
... that the G-clef began to assert something of its modern supremacy. The shapes of the three clef- letters F, C, and G have gone through many vicissitudes. Here are some of the forms which are recognized in written and printed music.1 F Clef:  ...
autorCharles V. Stanford Cecil Forsyth Research & Education Association
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Music Fundamentals for Dance
For the baritone and the contrabass or sub-bass clefs, the F clef centers on the D and A lines of the bass staff, respectively. This shift in the F clef's placement on the bass staff as the baritone and contrabass clefs renders the F clef a moveable  ...
autorNola Nolen Holland, 2013
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Cello Playing for Music Lovers: A Self-Teaching Method
First position starts a whole note above the open string, about three inches below the nut. Music for the cello is usually written in the F clef, the lower clef shown in the Grand Clef in Fig. 7.2. Music for the cello is sometimes written in another clef,  ...
autorVera Mattlin Jiji, 2007
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Mape with Pleasure 4
In the case of G-clef, it fixes the pitch of G on the second line on the staff. In the case of the F-clef, it fixes the pitch of F on the 4th line of the staff. A combination of the treble staff and bass staff is called the Grand Staff. The Grand Staff is used in  ...
autorBumatay, Et Al
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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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The fantasias for vihuela
The f-clef is located on the fourth course at the second fret. Difficult." Tuning in F. M.21.1 (m.11.1), minima is added*; Munich exemplar emended by hand. /7 .] Fantasia por el séptimo tono Location: fols. 10-11. Rubric: "Fantasia in the seventh ...
autorEsteban Daza, John Griffiths, 1982
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General Musical Instruction
... following succession of notes. I _ n 'I' 9- lLE—LH . v ' a ' c t. d e f g a b e d e f g These are the three usual applications of the c clef. In old writings, it is also found occasionally on the second line. We come now to the third clef. 3. THE F CLEF.
autorAdolf Bernhard Marx, 2012
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You Can Play Hymns: A Basic Course in Piano Hymn-Playing
Bass Clef or F Clef: The bass (low) clef or F clef is a music symbol that is placed on the staff designating the keys to be played on the lower part of the piano. It is called F clef because the beginning dot of the clef is on the F line and the two dots ...
autorDonna R. Wangsgard, 1991
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Theory of Music
The name of the note written on the same staff-line as the G-clef is G. G G G G G F-clef s The F -clef has two small dots on its right side indicating a staff-line. The note written on the staff-line indicated by the two dots is named F. We find the 1st  ...
autorEvangelos Sembos, 2006
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6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «F CLEF»

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PORTNOY,SHEEHAN,MACALPINE,SHERINIAN-A Change Of …
Redo F Clef 2 years ago. myung bass line with sheehan sound... aweeesommeee....!!! Read more Show less ... «YouTube, Oct 12»
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12th Planet, Flinch at Dubtroit's 3 Year Anniversary at the …
He even had a F Clef (Bass Clef) tattoo on his right forearm for music geek street cred. He quickly won over the crowd with his high energy, ... «OC Weekly, Feb 12»
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Piano music tips: how to read piano notes
This is called the F clef, or bass clef. The line going right between the dots represents the F below middle C. The next F is the note just below ... «Telemanagement, Jan 12»
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John Benitez Talks New Album, New Label, Helping Music Flow
Hofner acoustic basses work for me and F Clef electric basses. Marcos: In your record Descarga in New York you played with some of the best ... «Guitar International, Aug 11»
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In Experience Hendrix, former Pittsburgher Billy Cox plays the …
"For some strange reason," he says, "the F clef kinda embraced me more than the G clef so I gravitated toward the bass, but I never thought I'd ... «Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Oct 10»
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6 Mashups of Music and Artificial Intelligence
As a result, computers can help people make music, even if they don't know their elbow from an F clef. The following apps for computer, web ... «Wired News, Jun 10»
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