Definition of tenor clef in English:

tenor clef

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  • A clef placing middle C on the second-highest line of the stave, used chiefly for cello and bassoon music.
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    • The earlier parts of the role are notated in the tenor clef whilst the later parts are notated in the bass clef.
    • It is not long before the tenor clef is needed to avoid the use of ledger lines.
    • Any trombone student needs to have the knowledge of the alto and tenor clefs to be able to become a complete, well-rounded musician.

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