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Encyclopedia > Ledger line
Ledger lines above the staff, using eighth notes. The lines on the right would usually be considered too far off the staff and would be written with 8va notation.
Ledger lines above the staff, using eighth notes. The lines on the right would usually be considered too far off the staff and would be written with 8va notation.

A ledger line or leger line is a tool of musical notation to express notes that do not fall on the regular lines or spaces of the musical staff. A short line (slightly longer than the note) is drawn parallel to the lines on the staff (above or below as appropriate), corresponding to where the staff line would be if the note were in range (see Figure 1). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Figure 1. ... For the numerical computation software, see GNU Octave. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In musical notation, the staff or stave is a set of five horizontal lines on which note symbols are placed to indicate pitch and time. ...


Notes on more than three or four ledger lines above or below the staff are usually considered too hard to read, and if there are several measures of them, it is usually preferable to switch clef or use 8va notation. Some transposing instruments (such as the piccolo, the double bass), the guitar, and the tenor voice transpose at the octave in order to avoid ledger lines. A clef indicates the name of the notes on one line of the staff, in relation to which the notes of the other lines and spaces may be determined. ... For the numerical computation software, see GNU Octave. ... A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is written at a pitch different from concert pitch. ... The piccolo is a small flute. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ...


Players of certain instruments, however, prefer ledger lines to clef changes or 8va notation. Clarinetists, for example, would rather read ledger lines in the chalumeau register than read bass clef notes, and flute players would rather read ledger lines for notes in the third octave than read 8va notation because higher flute notes require different fingerings. For the numerical computation software, see GNU Octave. ...


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F clef - definition of F clef in Encyclopedia (1448 words)
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The two dots of the F clef surround the line that represents the note F. The most common use of the F clef is the bass clef, which places F on the 2nd line from the top of the staff; the name "F clef" is frequently used to mean the bass clef.
The C clef on the bottom line means soprano clef which works for violin and the clarinet in A. The 1st line C clef used also to be commonly employed until about 100 years ago for the soprano voice when vocal polyphony was displayed with each voice on its own staff.
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However, the F clef has historically been used on other lines of the musical staff, most notably on the middle line, when it is known as the baritone clef.
Most lower-pitched instruments, such as the lower brass, strings and woodwinds read bass clef; also choral music for bass and baritone parts are usually also written in the bass clef.
The C clef on the first line means soprano clef which works for violin and the clarinet in A. The alto clef
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