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Treble is a term applied in music to the high or acute part of the musical system, as opposed to the bass, the lower or grave part. The note middle C is the practical division between the parts. In music notation the treble clef is used to represent the treble range. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia Science of Music... Bass (IPA: [], rhyming with face), when used as an adjective, describes tones of low frequency. ... In music, the term middle C refers to the note C located between the staves of the grand staff, quoted as C4 in note-octave form. ... Music notation is a system of writing for music. ... A clef (French for key) is a symbol used in musical notation that assigns notes to lines and spaces on the musical staff. ...


The instrumental part may be played by violins, oboes, clarinets, or other instruments of acute tone. The word is used of people, especially in the Anglican and English Catholic traditions, to refer to a boy who sings as a soprano, in contrast to the term boy soprano used elsewhere. The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... Modern Oboe The oboe is a musical instrument of the woodwind double reed family. ... A bass clarinet, which sounds an octave lower than the more common Bâ™­ soprano clarinet. ... Look up Soprano on Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a soprano is a singer with a voice ranging approximately from the A below middle C to the C two octaves above middle C (i. ... Boy soprano (or treble in British English; see below) is a term applied in music to a young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range. ...


The origin of the application of the term treble, a doublet of "triple" or "threefold" (from Latin triplus, "triple"; cf. "double" from duplus), to the highest voice or part comes from early plainsong. The chief melody was given to the tenor, the second part to the alto (discantus, or contralto), and where a third part (triplum) was added, it was assigned to the highest voice, the soprano or treble. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Broadly speaking, plainsong is the name given to the body of traditional songs used in the liturgies of the Catholic Church. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ...


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