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#654765 - 12/13/08 10:45 AM Clefs?
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My only instruments are piano, Japanese flute, and voice (if that counts as an instrument).

Piano and vocal music only use bass clef and treble clef. I don't know what Japanese flute uses because since the teaching DVD was (surprise) completely in Japanese, I had to learn by myself, so I only play that by ear.

I'm trying to learn a lot about music, piano and outside, so I was wondering what all the music clefs are?
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#654766 - 12/13/08 11:02 AM Re: Clefs?
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The viola uses the alto clef. The bassoon sometimes the tenor.
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#654767 - 12/13/08 11:03 AM Re: Clefs?
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Dolmetsch and Wikipedia are your friends:

http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory14.htm#summary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clef

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#654768 - 12/13/08 11:05 AM Re: Clefs?
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With friends like those.....I think you'll need an explanation.
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#654769 - 12/13/08 11:06 AM Re: Clefs?
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Care to explain? ;\)

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#654770 - 12/13/08 11:12 AM Re: Clefs?
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Half of those at Dolmetsch and Wiki are not in use. There are only a few worth knowing about.
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#654771 - 12/13/08 11:13 AM Re: Clefs?
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Well, they didn't make them up, did they?

The OP did say he wanted to know what "all" the music clefs were, after all.

Steven

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#654772 - 12/13/08 11:20 AM Re: Clefs?
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Just goes to show, be careful what you ask for!
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#654773 - 12/13/08 04:29 PM Re: Clefs?
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thanks for all the help \:\)
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#654774 - 12/13/08 04:58 PM Re: Clefs?
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From the wiki source:

"In contemporary music literature, only four clefs are used regularly: the treble clef, the bass clef, the alto clef, and the tenor clef. Of these, the treble and bass clefs are by far the most common."

I'd stick to those unless you are researching older musical notation…
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#654775 - 12/13/08 05:07 PM Re: Clefs?
doremifasolaSI Offline
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Originally posted by Gary D.:
From the wiki source:

"In contemporary music literature, only four clefs are used regularly: the treble clef, the bass clef, the alto clef, and the tenor clef. Of these, the treble and bass clefs are by far the most common."

I'd stick to those unless you are researching older musical notation… [/b]
Thank you
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