Meaning of tenor clef in English:

tenor clef

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noun

Music
  • A clef placing middle C on the second-highest line of the stave, used chiefly for cello and bassoon music.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘These challenging but beautiful duets are presented in tenor clef.’
    • ‘The notes used in the appropriate scale are given first in bass and then in tenor clefs.’