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Sub-bass clef

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Sub-bass clef

When the F-clef is placed on the fifth line, it is called the sub-bass clef. It is identical to the treble clef transposed down 2 octaves.

This clef was used by Ockeghem and Heinrich Schütz to write low bass parts, making a late appearance in Bach's Musical Offering.

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

Category: Musical Symbols.

Sub-bass clef is part of the Clefs group.

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