Klarinet Archive - Posting 000219.txt from 1997/09
From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.com>
Subj: Why only treble clef?
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 19:54:01 -0400
This is possibly a very naive newbie question but ...
considering the range of a clarinet, why is only the treble
(G) clef generally used? Even though I'm a poor (read that
as bad :) piano player, I learned to read a bass clef and
I'm used to seeing 8va or 15va for notes above or below the
staff. I find using multiple clefs and the octave markings
much easier to read, *especially* reading manuscript.
Is the use of a single clef historical in nature?
Mark Charette "How can you be in two places at once
charette@-----.com when you're not anywhere at all?"
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