Treble Clef – Reading Music Lesson #8

This reading music lesson is a supplement to the Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory self-study workbook. While no book is perfect for learning how to read music, this is one of the best available. The concise explanations, brief practice exercises, ear-training CD’s, glossary of music terms, and answer key make it an excellent value. Buy this top-rated self-study course for beginners to advanced musicians and follow along with me.
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What is the Treble Clef?

The treble clef is one of our most common clef signs to read.

It is also called the G Clef.

Why is that?

Because the belly or spiral of the clef sign wraps around the second line of the music staff.

treble clef

The purpose of this is to show us that any note placed on the second line will always be the letter name “G”.

The treble clef is used for higher pitches including those upper sounding instruments and voices.

By the way, this symbol used to be the letter “G” before it got all fancy like we see it today.

Next, I’m going to show you how to read all the rest of the notes on the treble clef staff. Go to Treble Clef Notes – Reading Music Lesson #9

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2 thoughts on “Treble Clef – Reading Music Lesson #8”

  1. Hello there,
    I am enjoying the basic music theory lessons. Excellent for beginners. 😉

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