Alto clef



a sign locating middle C on the third line of the staff.
Historical Examples

Primarily (besides the bass clef), in Italy and Germany, only the tenor clef was used, and the alto clef in France.
The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

noun
the clef that establishes middle C as being on the third line of the staff Also called viola clef See also C clef

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