Bass clef

a symbol placed on the fourth line of a staff to indicate that the fourth line of the staff corresponds to the F next below middle C; F clef.
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

In the lower the notes are arranged according to the bass clef.
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook Maria Montessori

Between C in the bass clef and G above the treble will represent its serviceable notes.
Scientific American Supplement No. 819 Various

Its best tones are from the lower A of the bass clef to the lower F in the treble.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

Others he has observed speaking effectively from B to F (bass clef), with F as the top tone.
The Strand Magazine Various

Her glorious voice extends from D on the third line of the bass clef to C on the second leger line above the treble clef.
Great Singers on the Art of Singing James Francis Cooke

Hence care must be taken to write the treble clef on the second, and the bass clef on the fourth line of its stave.
How to Write Music Clement A. Harris

Notes written in the bass clef are generally, for some unexplained reason, placed an octave lower than the real sounds.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6 Various

Beginning with G in the bass clef, she runs up the scale to E in the treble clef, and gives each note its full power and tone.
Music and Some Highly Musical People James M. Trotter

He has heard preachers ascend to top tenor G and A, descending to C (above the bass clef), improbable though it sounds.
The Strand Magazine Various

the clef that establishes F a fifth below middle C on the fourth line of the staff bass_clef Also called F clef


Read Also:

  • Bass drum

    the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads. Historical Examples Then he got a bass drum which Curtis learned to play, and a very warlike sound often went up from the peaceful old homestead. My Boyhood John Burroughs The colonel called out, “What’s the matter with the bass […]

  • Bass fiddle

    double bass. Historical Examples A fat water-beetle played a bass fiddle as big and fat as himself, and two pretty ladybugs played the violins. Twinkle and Chubbins L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum The time when I thought it was time to get out was when the bass fiddle and the ‘cello got to burning. Chicago’s […]

  • Bass horn

    tuba. an obsolete wind instrument related to the tuba but resembling a bassoon in shape. Historical Examples Not a fluttering whistle like the postman’s, nor a heavy tone like an organ pipe or bass horn. What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know John Dutton Wright

  • Bass guitar

    noun a guitar that has the same pitch and tuning as a double bass, usually electrically amplified Contemporary Examples Yes, Mike Huckabee has his bass guitar, but he’s also packed on the pounds in recent months. Jon Huntsman: The Only Cool Republican? McKay Coppins April 14, 2011 Historical Examples The instrumental quartet consisted of a […]

Disclaimer: Bass clef definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.