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This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Staff.


The staff is the fundamental latticework of music notation, upon which symbols are placed.

The five stave lines and four intervening spaces correspond to pitches of the diatonic scale – which pitch is meant by a given line or space is defined by the clef.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Musical Symbols.

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