How to Draw a Treble Clef

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How to Draw a Treble Clef
Treble clef (Kathy Hatter)

Musical notes have letter names from letters A through G. These letters and notes have corresponding places on a set of horizontal lines and spaces called a grand staff. The bottom lines and spaces have a bass clef at the beginning and the top lines and spaces have a treble clef at the beginning. Both the bass and treble clef help a musician find and read notes on the staffs. Drawing a treble clef and bass clef is an important skill for any musician.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • White paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw five evenly spaced horizontal lines to create the treble clef. Draw a vertical line at the left edge of the horizontal lines that extends above and below the horizontal lines.

    How to Draw a Treble Clef
    Horizontal lines and spaces and one vertical line
  2. 2

    Start the rounded centre part of the treble clef at the second horizontal line from the top and create a round swirl on the left side of the vertical line that extends around to the right side of the vertical line and resembles a "G." The inside swirl of the "G" will curve around the second horizontal line from the bottom.

    How to Draw a Treble Clef
    Rounded part of the treble clef
  3. 3

    Extend the upper portion of the treble clef to the right side of the vertical line and make a loop up to the top of the vertical line.

    How to Draw a Treble Clef
    The top loop of the treble clef
  4. 4

    Draw a rounded hook at the bottom of the vertical line that extends below the bottom horizontal line. Make a circle at the end of the hook and fill in the circle with your pencil to make it a solid colour.

    How to Draw a Treble Clef
    The bottom hook of the treble clef

Tips and warnings

  • This second horizontal line from the bottom is the "G" note on the treble clef. Beginning musicians can orient themselves by finding the line that the treble clef swirls around to know which line is the "G" line.
  • Once you learn the basics of drawing a treble clef, tilt it slightly to the left on the staff for a finished result.

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