Note Placement on the Four Common Musical Clefs

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A note on the staff corresponds to one of four different tones, depending on the clef.


Use the slider to change the note placement; the related note for each clef is shown on the left. Select a clef option and click the play button to play the specified tone.

On the slider, middle C is denoted 0, and positive or negative integers give the number of semitones above or below middle C.

A tone may be highlighted twice, when the same note appears on a different clef.


Contributed by: Maxine Sy Chu (February 2019)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


Torrey Pines High School, Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, 2018–2019


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