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Music Term: Neutral clef

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Naao
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Nabla
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Nacht-musik
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Nachtstuck
Nada
Nada brahma
Naea
Nagadou daiko, miya daiko
Nagarah
Nagelschrift
Naif
Nail violin
Naive art
Naked fifth
Nakers
Namban
Naming stage
Nano
Nano-webers per meter
Naos
Naphthalene
Naples yellow
Nara
Nard
Narimono
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Narration
Narrator
Narrow band noise
Narthex
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Nataka
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Nationalism
Natural
Natural harmonic or open note
Natural horn
Natural keys
Natural minor scale
Natural trumpet
Naturale or nat.
Naturalism
Nave
Nawa
Neapolitan sixth
Near field
Neben
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Neck
Necking
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Needle
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Negative space
Negligente
Negra
Neiderstrich
Neighbor tone
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Neopolitan sixth chord
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Nera
Netherlandish art
Netsuke
Neue musik
Neuma
Neumatic
Neume
Neumes
Neusilber
Neutral
Neutral clef
New
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Newsprint
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Nibyoushi
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Nicht
Nickel
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Niente
Night blindness
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Nine stroke roll
Ninth
Ninth chord
Nirosta
Nirvana
Nise-e
Nishadha
Nishiki-e
Nitric acid
Nitrogen
No chord
Nobile
Nobile or nobilmente
Nobilemente
Nocturn
Nocturne
Node
Nodes
Noeane
Noel
Noh
Noire
Noise
Noise criteria (nc)
Noise filter
Noise floor
Noise gate
Noise isolation class (nic)
Noise reduction
Noise reduction (nr)
Noise reduction coefficient (nrc)
Nokturn
Nomenclature
Nomos
Non
Non troppo
Non-destructive editing
Non-directional
Non-harmonic note
Non-imitative polyphony
Non-linear
Non-western sounds
Nonagon
None
Nonet
Nonferrous
Nonharmonic tone
Nonharmonic tones
Nonnengeige
Nonobjective art
Normalize
Normalized noise isolation class (nnic)
Normalized noise reduction (nnr)
Normalizing jacks
Normals
Northern and southern dynasties
Nostalgia
Nota
Nota con puntillo
Nota puntata
Notation
Notation, tablature
Notch
Notch filter
Note
Note cluster
Note pointee
Note sensible
Note values
Note-against-note organum
Notehead
Notenkopf
Notes inegales
Nothing and nothingness
Notre dame organum
Notturno
Nourri
Nowell
Nuance
Nuances
Nuit amricaine
Null
Number opera
Numbered
Nut
Nw/m
Nyasa
Nybble
Nyctalopia
Nylon
Nyquest frequency
Nyquest rate
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Neutral clef
Definition and background:
A symbol located at the beginning of a musical staff used to indicate that none of the instruments reading the notation have a definite pitch. The instruments are primarily concerned with the rhythmic notation and not the indication of pitch. Composers, when writing for percussion instruments of indefinite pitch, use staves with one to five lines. Single line staves are labeled for a single percussion instrument and with multiple line staves, specific instruments are assigned to a line or space. This enables a variety of percussion instruments to be notated on the same staff. For instance, a drummer playing snare, cymbals, and bass drum simultaneously would see the rhythmic notation for each instrument on a separate line or space of the same staff.There are also percussion instruments such as timbale, tom-tom, and temple blocks, that can produce multiple sounds. These sounds are perceived as having a higher or lower pitch, but not of a specific pitch or frequency. These instruments can use several lines of a staff to indicate higher or lower, but not a specific pitch. The neutral clef is also known as the percussion clef, or the indefinite pitch clef.See neutral clef; percussion clef; indefinite pitch clef. Name and Indication SymbolName and Indication SymbolNeutral Clef Percussion ClefIndefinite Pitch ClefPerform rhythms with no specific pitch Neutral Clef Percussion ClefIndefinite Pitch ClefPerform rhythms with no specific pitch Used for pitchless instruments, such as some of those used for percussion. Each line can represent a specific percussion instrument within a set, such as in a drum set. Two different styles of neutral clefs are pictured here. It may also be drawn with a separate single-line staff for each untuned percussion instrument.
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