Definition of G clef

1. Noun. A clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff.

Exact synonyms: Treble Clef, Treble Staff
Generic synonyms: Clef

Definition of G clef

1. Noun. (music) A clef indicating the position of one-lined G (g? or G4) on a staff. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of G Clef

G acid
G actin
G antigen
G cell
G clef (current term)
G clefs
G deamidase
G factor
G force
G major
G minor
G protein
G proteins
G string
G strings
G suit

Literary usage of G clef

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Music Notation and Terminology by Karl Wilson Gehrkens (1914)
"Thus, eg, the G clef shows us not only that the second line of the staff represents G, but that the first line represents E, the first space F, etc. ..."

2. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"The G clef on the bottom line of the staff ; formerly much 5 as in tone ; 6 as in dove у о as in not used in French music for the violin, flute, etc. ..."

3. The Story of Notation by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"1 1 , taken many forms, and, except the G clef, have quite lost any ... In the early MSS. we rarely find the G clef used; the Various C and F were by far ..."

4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"In tho pianoforte the С nearest the middle of the instrument is the note of the tenor or С clef; the G above it to the right is the treble or G clef; ..."

5. The Musiclover's Handbook: Containing (1) a Pronouncing Dictionary of by John Herbert Clifford (1911)
"The G clef on the first line (obsolete). Frets. Pieces of wood, metal, or ivory, set across the fingerboard of some string instruments, raised slightly ..."

6. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"Our F clef and C clef come directly from these early letters, while the G clef comes from the German G of a later date. At present, the F clef places the F ..."

7. Progressive Music Lessons: A Course of Instruction Prepared for the Use of by George Brace Loomis (1885)
"For what voices is the G-clef used ? Treble and Atto. 294. ... When the G-clef is used for Tenor voices, what pitch does it indicate? Small g. 297. ..."

8. The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music: Being a by Handel and Haydn Society (Boston, Mass.), Mass Handel and Haydn Society (Boston, Lowell Mason (1830)
"The Base, or F Clef; the Tenor, or С Clef; and the Treble, or G clef. ... The Treble, or G clef. 7. Which of the Clefs are most used in vocal music? ..."

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