How to Draw The Treble Clef

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How to Draw The Treble Clef

It’s no trouble to draw the Treble.  Many students tend to have trouble drawing this clef correctly. That’s because it needs a little practice. 

A clef is a sign placed at the beginning of each musical staff.  Without it, the notes would have no meaning or a SPECIFIC home on the keys.

There are 3 clefs, the C, the G, and the F clef.

The focus today will be on the Treble Clef.  The Treble clef, one of the most popular clefs is also known as the G clef.  It is drawn around the second line of the staff and shows the G above the middle C.   The Treble clef also shows visually the start of Middle C.  The 4th octave is up from the bottom of the keyboard.  THEREFORE, the Treble Clef indicates notes above Middle C.

Instruments that use the Treble clef are Violin, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, xylophone, horn, trumpet, and keyboard instruments …

The Treble clef (G clef) is also used for singers.  Soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, contralto and tenor voices.  Even though a tenor will SOUND an octave lower.  You may see it with an 8 written below the loop in the Treble clef.  

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