Thursday, March 17, 2016

Treble and Bass Clef Notation: The Grand Staff

Notes in the bass and treble clef are arranged alphabetically from the bottom line to the top line. Through a system of lines and spaces, the bass clef uses note name to help identify the lines and spaces. In the treble clef the loop always wraps around the G line, while in the bass clef, there are two dots on either side of the F line. For this reason, treble clef is sometimes referred to as the G clef and bass clef is sometimes called the F clef. Additionally, each pitch is given a number to indicate its place on the staff. Middle C is referred to as C4 in the scientific pitch notation system.