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Soprano clef

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When the C-clef occurs on the first line of the stave, it is called the soprano clef.

This clef was used for the right hand of keyboard music (particularly in France; see Bauyn manuscript) as well as in vocal music for sopranos; it is useful for reading concert-pitch scores actually notated in treble clef, when playing transposing instruments like the clarinet in A.

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

Category: Musical Symbols.

Soprano clef is part of the Clefs group.

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