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G clef

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G clef

The centre of the spiral defines the line or space upon which it rests as the pitch G above middle C, or approximately 392 Hz.

Positioned here, it assigns G above middle C to the second line from the bottom of the staff, and is referred to as the "treble clef." This is the most commonly encountered clef in modern notation, and is used for most modern vocal music. Middle-C is the 1st ledger line below the stave here. The shape of the clef comes from a stylized upper-case-G.

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

Category: Musical Symbols.

G clef is part of the Clefs group.

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