2.1 Musical notation

 

Category: Elementary music theory | Tags: Musical notation

In this chapter you will learn about the F-clef and G-clef with the number 8 added above or below. The addition of the number 8 directs the musician to perform the music an octave higher than indicated (with the number 8 added above) or an octave lower than indicated (with the number 8 added below). These clefs are called octave clefs.

Octave clefs

 

G-sleutel gsleutel-8va Ch.2.1 Musical notation | Musictheory.education G-clef with a figure 8 symbol added above play all notes one octave higher than written.
G-sleutel gsleutel-8vb Ch.2.1 Musical notation | Musictheory.education G-clef with a figure 8 symbol added below play all notes one octave lower than written.
F-sleutel fsleutel-8va Ch.2.1 Musical notation | Musictheory.education F-clef with a figure 8 symbol added above play all notes one octave higher than written.
F-sleutel fsleutel-8vb Ch.2.1 Musical notation | Musictheory.education F-clef with a figure 8 symbol added below play all notes one octave lower than written.

 

Example

How do you perform octave clefs?

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