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.


 

 

Synonyms:

 

Pronunciation:

bayss  klehf

Beginner Piano Lessons

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 ▪  Finding Middle C on the Piano
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 ▪  Left Hand Piano Fingering

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Forming Piano Chords
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 ▪  Essential Piano Chord Fingering
 ▪  Comparing Major & Minor Chords
 ▪  Diminished Chords & Dissonance

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