bass clef

Black & white bass clef
The bass clef, or F-clef. © Sidney Llyn

Definition of Bass Clef:

The bass clef is the first large symbol on the bottom staff, or bass staff, in piano music. The bass clef is also called an F-clef, because it wraps around the highest F note on the bass staff.
The bass clef governs bass notes, which fall around middle C and below.
Learn more on Piano Bass Notes:

See treble clef.

Synonyms:

Pronunciation:

bayss  klehf
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