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)


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