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SkunkIt
03-16-2008, 05:34 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a list of all the clefs to ever exsist and their placings, along with what the lines and spaces are?

WebDudette
03-16-2008, 05:37 PM
You aren't in the right rich, Arizona neighborhoods.

SkunkIt
03-16-2008, 05:40 PM
My neighbourhood is middle class and it's just as bad and anti-social.

also, I was sure my comma was in the wrong place, but not 100% sure.

coke_a_holic
03-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Treble: F-A-C-E spaces, E-G-B-D-F lines
Bass: A-C-E-G spaces, G-B-D-F-A lines
Viola (alto? only viola ever uses this clef): changes depending on where C is, but generally: G-B-D-F F-A-C-E-G lines

I think that's all of the clefs.

By placings, I think you mean where they're supposed to be marked, right? In which case, Treble is G, Bass is F, and Viola Clef is C.

Little_Miss_1565
03-16-2008, 06:24 PM
Somethin' like this?

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

coke_a_holic
03-16-2008, 06:25 PM
It IS called alto clef!

I do remember some things! I still would rather call it viola clef, though.

Llamas
03-16-2008, 07:14 PM
Sorry, music geek in me is about to bust out.


Treble: F-A-C-E spaces, E-G-B-D-F lines
Bass: A-C-E-G spaces, G-B-D-F-A lines
Viola (alto? only viola ever uses this clef): changes depending on where C is, but generally: G-B-D-F F-A-C-E-G lines

I think that's all of the clefs.

By placings, I think you mean where they're supposed to be marked, right? In which case, Treble is G, Bass is F, and Viola Clef is C.

edit: first of all, there are other instruments that use the alto clef. It's just that viola is the only common instrument that does.

There are way more clefs than three. I studied all of them and know how to read them all, but most aren't used for common music.

There are a bunch of clefs that all look like the alto clef, and the concept of them is that the middle part (how it kinda looks like a K... the joint in the middle) points at where middle C is on the clef. So it's always at C for all of them, but each one is shifted up or down to where C is in that clef. They're often called "moveable" clefs, because they seem to "move" to where middle C is.

http://www.aboutmusictheory.com/media/music-clefs.png


There are also a couple clefs that aren't seen very much anymore, the moveable F and G clefs- the F clef for bass, and G for treble.
The treble clef sits at G, but when G is to be situated higher, it moves up. And in bass clef, which sits at F, when F is to be higher, it also moves up.
http://www.aboutmusictheory.com/media/moveable-clefs.png

Finally, there are octave clefs, usually treble. That's when you draw the 8 beneath or above the clef, which signifies that everything played should actually be one octave (which is 8 notes) above where it's written.
http://www.aboutmusictheory.com/media/octave-treble-clef.png

BREAK
03-16-2008, 07:29 PM
You forgot one.
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r223/gldy08/wyclefjean-1.jpg