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Printable Music Images, Music Symbols, and Scalable Vector Music Graphics: 9 Printable, Scalable, Classic Black Music Notes & Clefs Images

The Printable Music Images, Vector Music Images section includes printable music symbols in several print and vector image formats. Need printable music images? Need music symbol images that you can easily resize without loss of quality? You can scale the vector music images in this section to whatever size you need - very small or as large as you need.

Our first printable music image formats and scalable vector format music images series below, Black Classical Music Images, includes a black classical treble clef, bass clef, alto clef, whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, and thirty-second note.

For more music symbols within this series, see Printable, Scalable Vector Classic Black Beamed Music Notes, Version 1 and Printable, Scalable Vector Classic Black Beamed Music Notes, Version 2 - two versions of beamed music notes - 8th notes, 16th notes, 32nd notes, 64th notes, and much more.

See also the Music Notation Symbols section for many website music notation symbols.

We hope you enjoy these music images created for Linkware Graphics by SKDesigns Web Site Design, Development, and Graphics.

Need something different? Need other music notation symbols? Want a different style, different color? Please contact us. This section is the direct result of visitor requests and feedback, so we do listen! While we offer some free music images, we create unique, custom graphics, too, and we're happy to provide a price quote. Contact Linkware Graphics today.

9 Printable, Scalable, Classic Black Music Notation Images (screenshot)

Treble Clef music symbol, Bass Clef music symbol, Alto clef, Whole note, Half note, quarter note music symbol, 8th note music symbol, 16th note, 32nd note - screenshot

Download This Music Images, Music Symbols Set

As noted below, several formats are provided, so take your pick and enjoy! If needed, see How to Download Linkware Graphics Music Images ZIP files.

You must abide by the Terms of Use.

Download the Illustrator CS3 Compatible EPS Black Music Symbols (9 images, 756 KB)

Download the Illustrator 8 Compatible EPS Black Music Symbols (9 images, 251 KB)

Download the JPG, PNG Black Music Symbols (9 JPG, 9 PNG, 163 KB)

Not sure which format? Download all 36 images if you wish (18 EPS, 9 JPG, 9 PNG): All Black Music Symbols (36 images, 1.13 MB)

Description of These Music Images

Created by a music professional and graphics expert, this high quality classic music symbols series currently includes 9 individual, scalable black music notation symbols in several print and vector formats:

  • Treble clef (G Clef)
  • Bass clef (F Clef)
  • Alto clef (C Clef)1
  • Whole note 1
  • Half note 1

  • Quarter note
  • Eighth note
  • Sixteenth note 1
  • Thirty-second note 1

1 NEW! Added 18 April, 2008

All carefully crafted music notation symbols in this series are proportional to each other upon delivery to meet the standards of music professionals who know the difference and for anyone who appreciates high quality music images.

In addition, two EPS vector formats allow scalability (resizing) without loss of quality, unlike typical Web image formats (GIF, JPG, PNG). If you wish to resize them and maintain these proportions, just resize each music symbol image by the same amount.

For more music notation images in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes, see our Music Notation Symbols Images section.

February 24, 2021 - Request for feedback: This is a brand new section, and we'll be adding much more, including different styles and colors. But we need your feedback, too! What music symbols are you looking for, need? We've had many requests for printable music images, which is why we added this new section. Our visitor feedback makes a huge difference with our new additions. Thank you!

Image Formats of These Music Images

This music images series was created with print formats and scalable vector formats in mind - printable music images and vector formats for easy scalability without any image quality loss.

Two vector formats are provided to be compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS3 and older versions, Adobe Fireworks CS3 and older versions, CorelDRAW, and other vector graphics software.

  • 2 EPS vector formats: Adobe Illustrator CS3 compatibility (with transparency), and Legacy Adobe Illustrator 8 compatibility
  • JPG: Saved at 300dpi and 100% Quality with ICC profile included, optimized for high quality print use. This version has a white background since JPG format does not support transparency. (If you need higher than 300dpi, use the EPS versions and save to the dpi and format needed for your print specifications.)
  • PNG: PNG-24 with transparency

Note that some other graphics software will import EPS files, such as Adobe Photoshop, but the import will lose the vector scalability and other features.

For tutorials, resources, and much more on graphics, see our other popular site, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, CorelDRAW, Commercial, Free Vector Images.

Printing These Music Images, Music Symbols

The treble clef music symbol EPS files are sized to fill a standard U.S. letter-size sheet of paper with a 1" or more margin. Each music image file has its own unique crop marks as well (as shown in the sample music symbol print size). Since these music notation symbols are proportional to each other, the other music symbols in this series will not necessarily fill an entire standard letter-sized page.

You can scale the EPS format images without quality loss to any size you wish - smaller or larger, but here's the treble clef print size from the original EPS:

Sample Music Symbol Print Size

You'll most likely achieve the best quality, most professional print results from the EPS format, although all formats provided should print well as delivered within the ZIP file.

Using These Music Images for Web Sites

Since this series is created and optimized for high quality print and scalable vector formats, NONE of these images are optimized for Web use, but it's a simple matter to optimize them for Web use if desired. For the best results, use the EPS versions to scale the size to your needs (without any quality loss), then optimize the file size and save for the Web in GIF or PNG format.

Note that the JPG and PNG versions in this series are large file sizes created for print and thus not recommended for Web use without optimizing them and using the appropriate format.

To optimize these for the Web:

  • Use the EPS versions to scale the image(s) without quality loss to the size needed and save to GIF (with or without transparency) or PNG-8 format (without transparency).
  • If you need transparency for your Web images, transparent GIF format is supported by the most browsers at this point, although the latest versions of the most common browsers now support transparent PNG (Firefox 2+, Internet Explorer 7+, for example). So, for now the easiest format to use for the most browsers to see your transparent images as you intend is still transparent GIF. See PNG-supporting Browsers for more information.

Don't want to bother with that, or don't know how? Contact us today for a price quote. See also our Web-ready Music Notation Symbols section.

For tutorials, resources, and much more on optimizing Web images, see our's section, Web Site Image Optimization.

Need help? While we can't give free advice or free resizing and optimizing, we're happy to provide you with a price quote. Contact us about your needs.

Altering These Music Images

The EPS versions are scalable vector images that can be easily resized and manipulated. Unlike other images at, this series was created to allow changes and alterations. They were created for both print use and for graphics professionals who wish to use these classical music symbols as a basis for creating your own graphics.

Please note the Terms of Use for more information. For example, you're not allowed to redistribute these images or try to pass them off as your own.

Need help? While we can't provide free image changes or give free advice, we're happy to provide you with a price quote. Contact us about your needs.

License, Terms of Use Overview

This Black Classical Music Symbols set includes a license to use these music symbols for commercial or personal use with the following exceptions:

You may not sell these, pass them off as your own, redistribute them in part or in whole, or use with anything illegal.

You may not sell, lease, sublicense, or otherwise assign any rights, duties or obligations under this agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity.

If you do not agree with these terms, don't use them. Simple as that.

Each ZIP file has more information on the terms.

Linking to This Music Images Set

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