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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


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