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French Violin Clef

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When the G-clef is placed on the first line of the stave, it is called the French clef or French violin clef.

Formerly, it was used by the flute and violin, especially in parts published in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is identical to the bass clef transposed up 2 octaves.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Musical Symbols.

French Violin Clef is part of the Clefs group.

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