i'm fairly well acquainted with music theory, but i have to admit i didn't know:
the smybol for a treble clef is a stylized depiction of the letter G superimposed over the letter S, and the curl on the G commonly surrounds the line of the staff denoting G, hence the name 'G clef'. i also didn't know that moving the vertical position of the treble clef symbol so that the curl on the G surrounds another line changes which notes are assigned to the lines of the staff. For example, moving the treble clef vertically down on the staff (as was sometimes done in the Baroque period for music in a high range) changes the bottom line of the staff to G above middle C, effectively rendering the whole staff 3 semitones higher in range. handy.
similarly, for the bass clef (also known as the F clef) the depiction is of a stylized letter F, with two dots representing the letter's horizontal strokes, and (you guessed it) those dots surround the line of the staff representing F. vertical variations in placement of the F clef on the staff also similarly alter the notes assigned to the lines of that staff, with named variations including the baritone clef (F assigned to the 3rd line down on the staff) and the subbass clef (F assigned to the bottom line).
and there are a ton MORE clefs. the more i learn about musical notation the more i realize how much i don't know. understanding the scales and modes will only get you so far....i wish i could sight-read.
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