Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What are the moveable Clef and how to read from one Clef to another Clef

There are five movable clefs these are Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor and Baritone. The advantage of this clef is that once you have an idea on how it works, you can make a choir using this clef. Choir has four to five voices.

To read the notes of each clef, Like for example the Soprano Clef you will see the first note is at the center of the clef sign, that is the “do” note. The next is re-me-fa-so-la-ci-do. This is how to read the notes in a moveable clef.

Another thing is how to read the notes from Soprano Clef and you read to Baritone Clef. This is how it works; always start to identify the given note from the first clef/Soprano Clef. Please take a look at the sample below in soprano clef the first given note is “do” Then, if you will have to transpose to Baritone clef and this is how it looks like.

I know you will ask why is it that there is a big difference of the placement of the notes when it is transposed. In grand piano there are two Clefs the Bass/F- Clef and G-Clef however in moveable clef you just change the placement of the notes but originally there are only two Clefs in it. So, Soprano Clef is G- Clef while Baritone Clef is F-Clef, Mezzo is F-Clef, Alto is G-Clef and Tenor is G-Clef.

Note: I hope you get some ideas from this tips. Thank you very much for your time!
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