clef key

René Magritte, La Clef des songes [The Interpretation of Dreams], 1930
Oil on canvas; 81 cm × 60 cm
Private collection


It just dawned on me that the Sazabi’s symbol could be both a Trebel Clef and a stylized lowercase ancient Greek letter “Phi”, while the Nightingale’s symbol is a stylized uppercase letter “Phi”.

Is it possible that the Sazabi/Nightingale is really the Phi Gundam with a mono-eye-make-over a-la Sinanju? There’s nothing that implies that fact is canon, but the differences in the Sazabi/Nightingale’s symbols caught my eye and I started speculating. What do you think?

Also - some interesting side notes on the Trebel Clef:

Treble refers to tones whose frequency or range is at the higher end of human hearing. In music this corresponds to “high notes”. The treble clef is often used to notate such notes…   The term “treble” derives from the Latin triplum, used in 13th century motets to indicate the third and highest range… 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… Where the G-clef is placed on the second line of the stave, it is called the treble clef. This is the most common clef used today, and the only G-clef still in use. For this reason, the terms G-clef and treble clef are often seen as synonymous. ” -Wikipedia

From Google’s dictionary functions:




  1. consisting of three parts; threefold. “the fish were caught with large treble hooks dragged through the water”


  1. three times as much or as many. “the tip was at least treble what she would normally have given”


  1. a threefold quantity or thing, in particular.


  1. a number or amount that is three times as large as a contrasting or usual number or amount. “by virtue of having paid treble, he had a double room to himself”


  1. make or become three times as large or numerous. “rents were doubled and probably trebled”

Beginning to spot a theme here, spacenoids? 

the “checking to make sure I’m not writing impossible music/killing an entire section” post

this is a fun game where I’ll post a thing that I have written for a specific instrument, and then you guys tell me if it’s possible, insane, easy, if it will sound awful if I force someone to play it, if it might result in death, etc. this way I can be a better, more informed composer that musicians don’t hate

let’s start with this bassoon excerpt (in bass clef, in the key of d minor)

Shinigami Record Sheet Music

Bb instruments

C instruments (flat) (sharp)

Bass Clef (flat) (sharp)


I wasn’t going to transpose this one, but I fell in love with the piano and the harmony so…here we are.

3/5 difficulty. It’s slow, in a nice 6/8 time, and C and bass clef can chose which key signature they’re more comfortable with. The only real problem is that no matter which you chose, you’re going to have a lot of flats or sharps.