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treble clef

noun, Music.
a sign that locates the G above middle C, placed on the second line of the staff, counting up; G clef.
Also called violin clef.
Origin of treble clef
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While knowing how to read the treble clef is a good foundation, many students take the workshop with no prior piano experience.
  • Understand how the treble clef designates pitch for the lines and spaces of the musical staff.
  • Students read and notate music in the treble clef and play or sing melodies in various keys and meters.
British Dictionary definitions for treble clef

treble clef

(music) the clef that establishes G a fifth above middle C as being on the second line of the staff treble_clef
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