bass clef

Black & white bass clef
The bass clef, or F-clef. © Sidney Llyn

Definition of Bass Clef:

The bass clef is the first large symbol on the bottom staff, or bass staff, in piano music. The bass clef is also called an F-clef, because it wraps around the highest F note on the bass staff.

The bass clef governs bass notes, which fall around middle C and below.



Learn more on Piano Bass Notes:

See treble clef.
 

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Pronunciation:

bayss  klehf

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