Bass Clef


Bass Clef

Bass Clef | Symbol Picture

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A useful guide to Bass Clef. Facts, Images and worksheets! An easy way to brush up on musical theory. Information on the symbols and signs used in musical scores and notation.


Bass Clef - Definition
The bass clef is also called an F clef because it came from an old fashion F symbol that looks like an F. It deals with the lower range of notes. The bass clef marks the fourth line of the musical stave as F. All other notes fall on the other lines and spaces accordingly.

Bass Clef - Description
A clef symbol is a placed on the staff to identify the pitch represented by its lines and spaces. The F clef (or Bass staff) shows us that the fifth line of the bass staff represents the first A below middle C, the fourth line the first F below middle C and so on. In the same way, a G clef better known as a Treble Clef shows us not only that the second line of the staff represents G, but that the first line represents E, the first space F, etc.

Bass Clef - Symbols
The bass clef symbol is instantly recognisable and one of the most widely used symbols in music notation. It is however not the easiest symbol to draw! In the days before computer programs were used to help musicians with their music notes, the art of drawing a bass clef was one that took time to perfect! The image on the right shows a bass clef in the correct position on the music stave.

Bass Clef Symbol Image

Bass Clef - Worksheets
Looking for a music theory worksheet? or perhaps you need some blank staff paper to practice writing your own composition or need a lesson in music notation? Simply click on one of the links below for a selection of free, printable music theory worksheets. If you are looking for some blank sheet music paper, we have even included a link for a free printable pdf file which you can print as many copies as you need!

Music Theory Worksheet One

Music Theory Worksheet Two

Blank Sheet Music PDF

Bass Clef - Facts
Bass Clef Facts....Did you know...

Fact 1: The Bass Clef is also known as the F clef

Fact 2: In modern music notation, four clefs are used regularly, these are the treble clef, the bass clef, the alto clef, and the tenor clef

Fact 3: The treble and bass clefs are the most popular clefs used in music notation

Fact 4: On the right of the Bass Clef are two dots, one above and one below the second line from the top. The dots indicate that this line is F

Fact 5: The word clef is derived from Clavis meaning a key

Fact 6: The F clef tells us that the fifth line of the bass staff represents the first A below middle C, the fourth line the first F below middle C, etc

Fact 7: The notes on the stave when a bass clef is shown are (from bottom to top): E,F,G,A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D

Fact 8: The note below the staff when a bass clef is used is an F

Fact 9: The bass clef indicates that the fourth line of the musical staff is F

Fact 10: The notes in the spaces between the lines on the music staff when a base clef is displayed are (bottom to top) A, C, E, G

Fact 11: The notes in the lines on the music staff when a base clef is displayed are (bottom to top), and the notes on the lines are G,B,D,F,A

Fact 12:  A Fun way to remember the spaces between notes when a treble clef is used is the word 'FACE'

Fact 13:  A Fun mnemonic for memorising the notes in the spaces when a base clef is used in music notation is: "All Cats Eat Grass"

Fact 14: A Fun mnemonic for memorising the notes on the lines when a base clef is used in music notation is: "Good Byes Don't Frighten Annie"

Fact 15: When a bass clef is used, middle C is on a line above the bass clef

Bass Clef - Bible References
Music was mentioned many times in the bible, the following definition of music is taken from Easton Bible Dictionary.

  • Jubal was the inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21). The Hebrews were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole history and literature afford abundant evidence of this. After the Deluge, the first mention of music is in the account of Laban's interview with Jacob (Gen. 31:27). After their triumphal passage of the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel sang their song of deliverance (Ex. 15)

  • The period of Samuel, David, and Solomon was the golden age of Hebrew music, as it was of Hebrew poetry. Music was now for the first time systematically cultivated. It was an essential part of training in the schools of the prophets (1 Sam. 10:5; 19:19-24; 2 Kings 3:15; 1 Chr. 25:6). There now arose also a class of professional singers (2 Sam. 19:35; Eccl. 2:8). The temple, however, was the great school of music. In the conducting of its services large bands of trained singers and players on instruments were constantly employed (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Chr. 15; 16; 23;5; 25:1-6)

Sheet Music | Bass Clef

Image of Sheet Music
The Bass clef is shown on bottom stave

Dream Explanation - Bass Clef
Hearing harmonious and soothing music in your dream, is a good omen of prosperity, pleasure and the expression of your emotions in a positive way. Music serves to heal the soul. Hearing discordant music in your dream means unhappiness and troubles in the home. 

Bass Clef - Tattoos
Bass Clef images are a great idea for tattoos. Looking for inspiration for a unique tattoo design? Why not choose a musical note or incorporate a selection of musical symbols in your own design? A great way to show your interest in the fascinating world of music. Whether your preferred genre is Rock or Classical, Disco or Country, The Bass Clef symbol is a great choice for a tattoo! Browse through our selection of images and check out the meaning of each one.

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Pictures and Videos of Bass Clef
Discover the vast selection of pictures and videos which relate to Bass Clef and illustrate the different Bass Clef that we encounter in everyday life. What is the significance of a Bass Clef? What are Time Signatures? What is the difference between a Crotchet and a Quaver? What do sharp symbols look like? What is an Articulation mark? Find the answer to these questions about symbols and more! Lots of useful information and facts for anyone with an interest in music theory. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great musical educational resource on Bass Clef for everyone!


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