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The G-clef on the piano's treble staff.

The G-clef wraps around the G line on the treble staff.

Image © Brandy Kraemer
Definition: The G-clef is the large musical symbol at the beginning of the piano’s top staff (or “treble staff”). It’s known as the G-clef because it wraps around the second treble staff-line: the G (see image).

Notes on the treble staff fall mostly above middle C, and are played with the right hand. A smaller G-clef may appear temporarily on the bass staff to indicate a switch into the treble register. Learn more: See F-clef.

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