treble clef

Treble clef in piano music.
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2015

Definition of Treble Clef:

The treble clef is the first large musical symbol found on the top staff, or treble staff, in piano music. The treble clef is also called the G-clef, because it wraps around the G line.
Notes of the treble staff are located around middle C and above, and are usually played with the right hand.
Learn more:

See bass clef.

Also Known As:

  • G-clef
  • chiave di violino; chiave di sol (It)
  • clef de violon; clef de sol (Fr)
  • Violinschlüssel; G-Schlüssel (Ger)


More Musical Symbols:

Beginner Piano Lessons
▪  Notes of the Piano Keys
▪  The Point Of Double-Sharps
▪  Finding Middle C on the Piano
▪  Essential Piano Fingering
▪  Comparing Major & Minor Chords
Getting Started on Keyboards
▪  Sitting Correctly at the Keys
▪  Playing Piano vs. Electric Keyboard
▪  How to Buy a Used Piano
Piano Chords
▪  Chord Types & Symbols in Sheet Music
▪  Root Notes & Chord Inversion
▪  Diminished Chords & Dissonance
▪  Essential Piano Chord Fingering
Piano Care
▪  Everyday Piano Care
▪  Safely Whiten Your Piano Keys
▪  When to Tune a Piano
▪  Piano Room Temps & Humidity Levels
Piano Recitals & Performing
▪  What to Eat & Drink Before a Performance
▪  Concert Etiquette for the Audience
▪  Warming Up for a Piano Performance
▪  Overcoming Mistakes On Stage


♫ Musical Quizzes!
● Identify the Piano Keys
● Key Signature Quiz
● Note Length & Rest Quiz (U.S. or U.K. English)
● Time Signature & Rhythm Quiz


Musical Symbols:
Staff & Barlines
The Grand Staff
Key Signatures
Time Signatures
Note Lengths
Dotted Notes
Music Rests
Tempo Commands
Accidentals
Articulation
Dynamics & Volume
8va & Octave Commands
Repeat Signs
Segno & Coda Signs
Pedal Marks
Piano Chords
Trills
Turns
Tremolos
Glissando
Mordents

Illustrated Piano Chords:
AbmajAbma7Abma9  | AbminAbm7Abm9  | AbdimAb°7  | AbaugAb+7  | Absus2Absus4