Topic outline

  • With this course you can practise:

    •  C clefs

    Recommended to study before this course:

    • Notes 3A

  • Note names

    Note names

    In English- and Dutch-speaking regions, pitch classes are typically represented by the first seven letters of the Latin alphabet (A, B, C, D, E, F and G). A few European countries, including Germany, adopt an almost identical notation, in which H substitutes for B (see below for details). (Wikipedia)

    Names: C D E F G A B 

    Notes on stave

    A clef is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes. Placed on a stave, it indicates the name and pitch of the notes on one of the lines. This line serves as a reference point by which the names of the notes on any other line or space of the stave may be determined. (Wikipedia)

    In the example below are notes located on the four most common clefs (treble, alto, tenor, bass). Octave naming is also included.


  • Alto clef

    When the C-clef is placed on the third line of the stave, it is called the alto or viola clef. This clef is currently used for the viola, viola d'amore, the viola da gamba, the alto trombone, and the mandola. (Wikipedia)

  • Tenor clef

    When the C-clef is placed on the fourth line of the stave, it is called the tenor clef. This clef is used for the upper ranges of the bassoon, cello, euphonium, double bass, and trombone. (Wikipedia)