A musical symbol that indicates the pitch of notes written on the staff.

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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The treble clef – or G clef – is the most commonly used clef and is associated with the guitar. The curl of the clef passes through the second line of the staff, indicating that it’s a G. Bassists read the bass clef, also known as the F clef, which has the F line of the staff pass through its two dots. Instruments that play in a higher register play from the treble clef, whereas instruments with a lower range play from the bass clef.

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