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Meaning of G clef in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF G CLEF

G clef play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF G CLEF

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WHAT DOES G CLEF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

G clef

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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 G CLEF

G clef
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ğ谱号
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clave de sol
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G clef
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जी कुंजी
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G المفتاح الموسيقي
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G ключ
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G clef
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G clef
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G-Schlüssel
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ト音記号
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G 음자리표
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G khóa của âm nhạc
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G clef
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G clef
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G ключ
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G clef
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G clef
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G-sleutel
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G -klav
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G-nøkkelen
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The translation of G clef in German is G-Schlüssel play
See the definition of G-Schlüssel and synonyms of G-Schlüssel in the German dictionary.

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «G CLEF»

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Music History Super Review
The G-clef — the last to arrive — came in timidly in the thirteenth century. But it was scarcely used at all for vocal music. Indeed so intimately did the medieval mind mix up the two ideas of clef-signature (pitch) and key-signature (the place ...
autorCharles V. Stanford Cecil Forsyth Research & Education Association
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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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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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Music Fundamentals for Dance
G Clef (or Treble Clef) The G clef is commonly known as the treble clef. The term G clef evolved because the clef was derived from an oldfashioned letter G. In general, the G clef is used in music written for higher-pitched instruments and voices ...
autorNola Nolen Holland, 2013
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A Window to Music
charango C(do) C(do) G Clef at second line Chin C(do) C(do) G Clef at second line Ukulele C(do) C(do) G Clef at second line Mandolin C(do) C(do) G Clef at second line Dulcimer C(do) C(do) G Clef at second line Psaltery C(do) C(do) G Clef ...
autorRaymond Vazquez
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The Harvard Dictionary of Music
Rousseau defined clavier as the system of pitches encompassed by the "great staff" of 12 lines, from F to b", three octaves and a fourth (his top five lines had the G-clef on the first line, the "French violin clef"). D.F Clavier-Ubung [Ger., Keyboard  ...
autorDon Michael Randel, 2003
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Chamber music for strings
284, note 3, Vc, notated in G clef. M. 311, note 2-m. 315, note 1, Vc, notated in G clef. M. 313, Vc, notes 2-4, staccato. M. 328, Va., note 1, staccato. Andante grazioso Metronome marking is J = 108 in Vn. 1 and Va.; J> = 108 in Vn. 2 and Vc. M. 8 ...
autorCharles Hommann, John Graziano, Joanne Swenson-Eldridge, 1998
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Michael Aaron Piano Course Theory: Grade 1
Treble (G) Clef Names The treble clef is also called the G clef. Notice how the sign locates the G line. Name these treble clef (G clef) notes. o it it -e- -e — n — e- it it -e- -e- -e- it it o it o it it o -e- cr Draw these notes on the treble staff. DEAF ACE  ...
autorAaron, Michael
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The Quelbe Method: Music Fundamentals in Quelbe Ensembles
Likewise, a note placed in the second space gets the name of that space. However, the staff does not have any letter names until a clef sign is placed on it to establish the alphabetical order. Three basic clef signs are treble "G" clef, alto " C" clef ...
autorDale Francis, 2012
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General musical instruction, tr. by G. Macirone. The musical ...
If with the G clef we wanted to write the great and double G, we must use six and nine ledger lines. How inconvenient such a method as this would be to write and to read. 11. Manifestly, the violin clef is the most appropriate for the higher ...
autorAdolf Bernhard Marx, Josiah Pittman, 1854
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «G CLEF»

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'Just a force of nature' takes flowers
Within minutes of receiving her bouquet, which came in a vase emblazoned with a G clef befitting her profession, McCoy was back with her ... «Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Jun 15»
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Police identify suspect in November 5, Lancaster shooting
His left forearm has a musical G clef. Anyone with information on Robles whereabouts is asked to contact Lancaster City Police at (717) ... «FOX43.com, Nov 14»
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Horenstein's images demonstrate a love of country
A beagle stretches in the background of a portrait of banjoist Don Stover, and the curl of his tail could belong to a G clef. Presiding over the ... «Boston Globe, Aug 14»
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Custom Swimming Pool by Cipriano Landscape Design: beyond …
The pools surrounding the pool where laid in a square pattern and surrounded by an inlay border in an additional "musical motif" of the G clef ... «Trendir, Jan 14»
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'Becky's New Car' puts Larry Coen in the driver's seat
“They've got an ongoing deep piece of music that is the classroom, where each student is an individual note on their G clef, and they're all ... «Boston Globe, Nov 13»
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Deptford's Eileen Bates creates custom jewelry for her company …
“For my first attempt, I used a G clef charm from the 80s, with piano sheet music as the background,” she said. “It came out good.” Pretty Pretty ... «Today's Sunbeam - NJ.com, Oct 12»
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RUTH BOWIEC, SPECIAL TO THE MINER AND NEWS
Act Two took the audience down a lane of magical musical memories thanks to the G Clef and Guys & Gals choirs having delighted Kenora ... «Daily Miner and News, Aug 12»
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IndieReader.com offers some e-book reviews
Many more didn't know a G-spot from a G clef. Messina's characters are for the most part light caricature characters from the fashion world. «USA TODAY, Mar 12»
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Duke Ellington sculpture makes commute to DC
“The G clef that he's sitting on is actually not your traditional G clef, but it's inspired like his actual handwriting,” Oxman says. Oxman worked on ... «WTOP, Mar 12»
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Celebrating 100 Years with the All Newton Music School
One of the featured auction items is a G clef sculpture/letter opener by Newton artist Nancy Schön (famous for the "Make Way for Ducklings" ... «Patch.com, Mar 12»
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