treble clef

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Treble clef in piano music.
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2015

Definition of Treble Clef:

The treble clef is the first large musical symbol found on the top staff, or treble staff, in piano music. The treble clef is also called the G-clef, because it wraps around the G line.

Notes of the treble staff are located around middle C and above, and are usually played with the right hand.


Learn more:

See bass clef.

 

Also Known As:

  • G-clef
  • chiave di violino; chiave di sol (It)
  • clef de violon; clef de sol (Fr)
  • Violinschlüssel; G-Schlüssel (Ger)

 


More Musical Symbols:

 

Beginner Piano Lessons
 ▪  Notes of the Piano Keys
 ▪  The Point Of Double-Sharps
 ▪  Finding Middle C on the Piano
 ▪  Essential Piano Fingering
 ▪  Comparing Major & Minor Chords

Getting Started on Keyboards
 ▪  Sitting Correctly at the Keys
 ▪  Playing Piano vs. Electric Keyboard
 ▪  How to Buy a Used Piano

Piano Chords
 ▪  Chord Types & Symbols in Sheet Music
 ▪  Root Notes & Chord Inversion
 ▪  Diminished Chords & Dissonance
 ▪  Essential Piano Chord Fingering

Piano Care
 ▪  Everyday Piano Care
 ▪  Safely Whiten Your Piano Keys
 ▪  When to Tune a Piano
 ▪  Piano Room Temps & Humidity Levels

Piano Recitals & Performing
 ▪  What to Eat & Drink Before a Performance
 ▪  Concert Etiquette for the Audience
 ▪  Warming Up for a Piano Performance
 ▪  Overcoming Mistakes On Stage


♫ Musical Quizzes!
 ● Identify the Piano Keys
 ● Key Signature Quiz
 ● Note Length & Rest Quiz (U.S. or U.K. English)
 ● Time Signature & Rhythm Quiz


Musical Symbols:
Staff & Barlines
The Grand Staff
Key Signatures
Time Signatures

Note Lengths
Dotted Notes
Music Rests
Tempo Commands

Accidentals
Articulation
Dynamics & Volume
8va & Octave Commands

Repeat Signs
Segno & Coda Signs
Pedal Marks
Piano Chords

Trills
Turns
Tremolos
Glissando
Mordents

 

Illustrated Piano Chords:
AbmajAbma7Abma9  |  AbminAbm7Abm9  |  AbdimAb°7  |  AbaugAb+7  |  Absus2Absus4



 

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Kraemer, Brandy. "treble clef." ThoughtCo, Jul. 1, 2017, thoughtco.com/treble-clef-2701814. Kraemer, Brandy. (2017, July 1). treble clef. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/treble-clef-2701814 Kraemer, Brandy. "treble clef." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/treble-clef-2701814 (accessed October 24, 2017).