#1
Im sure this has been asked before..but what is the bass and treble clef? And what are some good ways to memorise the notes? I'm taking music theory next year and need to know it.
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#2
Quote by AaronGuitar
Im sure this has been asked before..but what is the bass and treble clef? And what are some good ways to memorise the notes? I'm taking music theory next year and need to know it.
The Treble Clef is also known as the G Clef for two reasons...
1) It closely resembles the stylized letter G of many years ago, and
2) Its second line identifies the note G. You'll notice that the body of the clef curls around this second line. This note in turn corresponds specifically to the first G above middle C on the piano and the open G string on a guitar in standard tuning.

Here's a Treble Staff graphic that should help you.

I'll put up a bass clef and staff soon if nobody else does it first.

edit: I forgot to mention that you count the lines and spaces from the bottom. That information's in the lesson but not the graphic -gpb
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#3
Here's a bass clef. The note on the line between the two dots is an F(this could change though if the song is in another "key signature"(?)....
#4
Quote by Killer-Duck
Here's a bass clef. The note on the line between the two dots is an F(this could change though if the song is in another "key signature"(?)....
Specifically, this fourth line identifies the first F immediately below the piano's middle C and the tone you create at the first fret of the guitar's sixth string. Bear in mind, though, that guitar music uses the treble clef exclusively.

I've never heard of a key signature changing the bass clef's assignment of its fourth line to the note F.
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#5
bass clef is used for lower insturments like bass, cello, and others like that
treble is for violin, and other higher tuned insturments
#6
sorry i should of clarified this better what are the notes of the lines and spaces of the bass and treble clef? lol but thanks for the info given so far
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#7
Quote by AaronGuitar
sorry i should of clarified this better what are the notes of the lines and spaces of the bass and treble clef? lol but thanks for the info given so far
Oh. OK, working downward from the fifth line of the treble staff...

F - line #5
E - space #4
D - line #4
C - space #3
B - line #3
A - space #2
G - line #2
F - space #1
E - line #1
D - space immediately below treble staff
C - ledger line between staves, also known as middle C
B - space immediately above bass staff
A - bass staff line #5
G - space #4
F - line #4
E - space #3
D - line #3
C - space #2
B - line #2
A - space #1
G - line #1

A common (but inefficient, in my opinion) way to remember these line and space assignments...

Bass staff lines - Good Boys Do Fine Always
Bass staff spaces - All Cows Eat Grass
Treble staff lines - Every Good Boy Does Fine
Treble staff spaces - F A C E
All things are difficult before they are easy.
- Dr. Thomas Fuller (British physician, 1654-1734)
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#8
Umm, a lot of string instruments are played in Alto or Tenor clef, or "C" clef.

Alto Clef
http://www.bartleby.com/images/A4images/A4cclef.jpg

Baritone Clef
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.aloha.net/~khigaki/keynote/tenor.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.aloha.net/~khigaki/keynote/tn_drill.htm&h=507&w=554&sz=10&tbnid=rOYRsIny8j_FmM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=130&hl=en&start=5&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtenor%2Bclef%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

The C clef is called the C clef because the 2 Curves meet on Middle C. If middle C is on the 4th line, its Baritone , 3rd, or middle line, it's alto.

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