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How to Draw a Treble Clef: 7 steps (with pictures)
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Many people read music, but it's very difficult to record it if you don't know how to draw a treble clef (also known as the G-clef). This symbol is needed for most musical voices (soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, and tenor), most woodwind instruments, stringed instruments (violin, guitar) and high brass instruments such as the trumpet. It also typically corresponds to the notes played with the right hand on the piano. This article will show you how to draw it correctly.
Instructions
1
Get a piece of music paper. Music paper has five lines and four spaces in between. If you don't have any music paper, just draw five evenly spaced horizontal lines with a ruler.

2
Draw a vertical line. Make sure it's intersecting all of the lines from the music paper. It should be a little longer, so that it hangs off both ends.

3
Make the line a "P". Draw a semi-circle at the top of the vertical line that ends at the second horizontal line down. Now it should look like a long and skinny "P".

4
Continue across the vertical line and make another semi-circle. This new line should curve around the other side of the vertical line and intersect it again at the last horizontal line.

5
Continue to make the previous semi-circle into a spiral. You're essentially making a semi-circle that's slightly smaller than the previous one. Make it so that the top goes a little over the third horizontal line.

6
Finish the spiral. The spiral should end on the second (from the bottom) horizontal line, which indicates the note "G".

7
Draw a tail at the end. Go to the end of the first line you drew, and draw a little line going off of it as shown.

Tips and Warnings:

  • To draw the treble clef in one smooth, continuous motion, start with the tail, going from left to right. Then draw the vertical line going up and complete the semi-circle and spiral going down, as instructed. You should never need to lift your pen or pencil off of the paper.
  • Notice that if you skip steps 3 and 7, you are essentially left with the numeral 6 with a line through it. Use this for shorthand notation when desired.
  • Usually, the tail curves up smoothly, rather than arching up.
  • Also, it may be noticed that treble clefs written in music are a bit more elegant. these can be written in one smooth motion starting on line G. First, do the swirl, then rise up to draw the top part of the clef. Then do a loop down, which strikes through the swirl you made earlier and finish by doing the .
  • You may find that the treble clef is often written more slanted than what is shown in the drawing, as the drawing is completely upright; so perhaps you may like to angle the top of the original "vertical line" a little toward the right.
  • Please take the form of the treble clef as a suggestion, as you should draw it according to customs in music publishing.
  • Just to clarify, the symbol is called a G clef. It becomes a treble clef when it is placed on the 2nd line, making that line G. All clefs can have several possible locations on the staff lines.
  • You may omit the tail if you want. The only notable characteristics that are absolutely necessary to indicate it is a G clef are the top loop going around the G space, and the bottom, big loop circling around and coming to a stop on the G line. Sometimes, the line on the big loop does not even stop on the G line. This is fine, as long as it does not look like the big loop is going around any other line (the top just hits the B line and the bottom hits the E line).
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