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Asked by: Terri Sanderson

How do you notate in the middle of C?

It is not actually quite the middle note of the keyboard, but very nearly, and of all the Cs on the piano it is the one nearest to the middle. When writing Middle C in music notation it is just below the stave when using the treble clef and just above the stave when using the bass clef.

What is the clef that marks above middle C?

The treble clef marks the G above middle C on the second line from the bottom of the five line stave, the alto clef marks middle C as the centre line on the five line stave, and the bass clef marks the F below middle C as the second line from the top of the five line stave.

How do you read a clef?

Reading Clefs

  1. Pitch in Western musical notation is designated by the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, which repeat in a loop.
  2. Different clefs make reading different ranges easier.
  3. Each clef indicates how the lines and spaces of the staff correspond to pitch.

What are the 7 clefs?

Individual clefs

  • Treble clef.
  • French violin clef
  • Baritone clef
  • Bass clef.
  • Sub-bass clef
  • Alto clef.
  • Tenor clef.
  • Mezzo-soprano clef

Is middle C C1 or C4?


We will follow the International Standards Organization (ISO) system for register designations. In that system, middle C (the first ledger line above the bass staff or the first ledger line below the treble staff) is C4. An octave higher than middle C is C5, and an octave lower than middle C is C3.

Does treble clef start on middle C?

Middle C is the C that is in the middle of the grand staff- above the bass clef and below the treble clef — and in the center of the piano keyboard. On the piano keyboard, the key that is C is the white key to the left of the group of two black notes (see below).

How do you write C clef?

It is actually really easy to draw the C Clef sign! It just involves 2 backwards letter “C”s and 3 lines! Yes, that is all!

How do you write a treble clef?

Step 1 draw a straight line down through your music staff. Step 2 come all the way up to the top of the music staff and draw a curve around stopping. At the fourth line of the staff.

Why is it called F clef?

Also known as the bass clef, the F clef is used to indicate pitches below middle C. The pitch “f” is indicated by placing a note on the 4th line. Originally the clef designation of “F” came about through the use of the letter “F” at the end of the staff to indicate the position of the pitch “f”.

Is G clef a note?

The treble clef is the most used clef in Western music notation. It primarily notates musical notes above middle C. The treble clef is shaped like an ornamental letter G, and its inner curve surrounds the note G4 that falls above middle C. For this reason, the treble clef is nicknamed the G clef.

What is C clef used for?

The C Clef is a movable clef. The 5 C Clefs establish specific pitches for Middle C. The simplest reason to use it is to avoid needing to use ledger lines. Although used primarily in vocal music of the Classical era and earlier, C Clefs are still seen in Orchestral Music today for certain instruments.

What is the symbol of C clef?

The symbol used for the C clef is like a stylized letter B with the center part indicating the placement of middle C. This clef is moveable. The line that meets the center part of the C clef becomes middle C. When the middle part of the C clef points to the third line of the staff, it is called the alto clef.

What is G4 note?

Vocal Ranges according to The New Harvard Dictionary of Music

These ranges correspond to the following:
High voice Medium voice Low voice
Soprano: C4-A5 Mezzo soprano: A3-F5 Alto: F3-D5
Tenor: B2-G4 Baritone: G2-E4 Bass: E2-C4

What is C1 C2 C3 in piano?

The lowest C on the keyboard (the third white note from the end) is called C1. From there, each C to the right increases by one, so next we have C2, then C3. Then comes middle C, or C4 (those two names are interchangeable).

What note is D4?

Pitch Class & Octave Names

In pitch notation, the notes C4, D4, and B4 belong to the same pitch class, which is the fourth octave. All of the notes may be called out using these systems. F1 is also known as “contra F” or “double pedal F.”

What note is d2?

Frequencies for equal-tempered scale, A4 = 440 Hz

Note Frequency (Hz) Wavelength (cm)
C#2/Db2 69.30 497.87
D2 73.42 469.92
D#2/Eb2 77.78 443.55
E2 82.41 418.65

What note is F5?

The F fifth chord is a 2-note chord consisting of the notes F and C. You can see these notes highlighted in the interactive piano chart below. The chord itself is often abbreviated as F5.

What note is 444hz?

Frequencies of Musical Notes, A4 = 444 Hz.

What musical note is 40hz?


That is two octaves below middle C. The fundamental of a note is its musical pitch. It is also called the first harmonic.