MEANING: Musical notation began around 900 AD, when songs became too difficult to memorize. At that time, songs were written in keys, or clefs, of C and F and later G. F Clef became our Base Clef; C Clef is our modern C Clef and the G Clef is now known as the Treble Clef.
A clef (from French: clef "key") is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes. Placed on one of the lines at the beginning of the stave, it indicates the name and pitch of the notes on that line. This line serves as a reference point by which the names of the notes on any other line or space of the stave may be determined. Once a clef has been placed on one of the lines of the stave, the other lines and spaces can be read in relation to it.
This is a great gift for a music lover, musician or music teacher!
THE CARVING: Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.
SIZE: Approximately 16 inches tall by 6-1/2 inches wide by 3/4 inch deep.