This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Octave clef.
Treble and bass clefs can also be modified by octave numbers.
An eight or fifteen above a clef raises the intended pitch range by one or two octaves respectively. Similarly, an eight or fifteen below a clef lowers the pitch range by one or two octaves respectively. A treble clef with an eight below is the most commonly used, typically used instead of a C clef for tenor lines in choral scores. Even if the eight is not present, tenor parts in the treble clef are understood to be sung an octave lower than written.
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.
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