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
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!
Bass Clef Facts....Did you know...
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
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
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
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
The note below the staff when a bass clef is used is an
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
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
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"
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)
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
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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Bass Clef - Facts
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