A Conversation for Cellos

About clefs...

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Miranda (Make tea! Yes, Cissdur, it's still me)

The bass clef is certainly the most common one in cello music, and indeed the tenor clef (not to be confused with the violists' alto clef) is used to write high notes, but in fact you will often find the treble clef used as well - on very high notes! The cello has a particularly large range...

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Miranda


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Miranda (Make tea! Yes, Cissdur, it's still me)

Oh, and I forgot to thank you for a very good entry! smiley - biggrin

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Gnomon - time to move on

You're welcome!smiley - smiley


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Post 4

markgaltrey

To be honest, tenor clef is used as least as much as bass in the solo and orchestral repertoire, if not more...

Mark


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Post 5

Miranda (Make tea! Yes, Cissdur, it's still me)

True, at least when you move above 4th position or so. When teaching my pupils to read the tenor clef, I tell them "It's a string higher than it looks"! That usually works...smiley - smiley


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