grand staff

noun
variants: less commonly

grand stave

Definition of grand staff

  1. :  a pair of five-line staffs connected by a brace that contain the music for a single instrument (such as a piano, xylophone, or harp) Middle C, located near the center of the keyboard, falls in the center of the grand staff. — Tricia Woods, Easy Soloing for Jazz Keyboard, 2008; also :  a set of three five-line staffs that contain the music for an organ’s manuals and pedals —called also great staff, great stave — see staff illustration

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First Known Use of grand staff

1874


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