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Definition of the noun alto clef
What does alto clef mean as a name of something?
- a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff
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Harvard Dictionary of Music (1969)
by Willi Apel
The alto clef is used for the viola and instruments of a similar range; the tenor clef for the high range of the cello, the bassoon, the tenor trombone, etc. History. The clef signs evolved from the letters they stand for. Ex. c shows early shapes, ...
Dictionary of Music (1983)
by Theodore Karp
The alto clef (a c-clef on the third line) is used mainly in the notation of viola music, while the tenor clef (a c-clef on the fourth line) is used occasionally in the notation of high phrases for cello, bassoon, or trombone. Some vocal music for tenors ...
by Globe encyclopaedia
Alto clef. Higher or lower notes necessary in a piece of music are placed on what are called ledger lines, being supplementary linei placed where required above or Mow the staff. The following is the musical scale for all ordinary ...
by Christine Ammer
alto clef See under CLEF. alto flute See under FLUTE. alto horn A TENOR HORN in E-flat. alto oboe See under ...
by John Feltham Danneley
ALTO CLEF, a musical character placed upon the third line of the staff, called also the C clef. See Ex. 168. ALTO CONCERTANTE, see Concertante. PRIMO, first, or principal tenor, in contradistinction to ALTO SECONDO, the second tenor.
Music Dictionary (2008)
Paperback Lessons by Hal Leonard Corp.
alto clef: The C clef falling on the third line of the staff. Used almost exclusively by the viola: E alto flute: See flute. alto saxophone: See saxophone. altra, altro (It., AHL-trah, AHL-troh): Other. altra volta (It, AHL-trah VOHL-tah): “ Another ...
Hence the alto clef, where middle C is ...
Modern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)
by Louis Charles Elson
line, alto clef, also viola or alto trombone clef ; on fourth line, tenor clef ; used also for upper notes of violoncello and bassoon. The C clef always signifies middle C; that is, C that lies between the fifth line bass staff and first line treble staff.
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Alto clef Meaning
Video shows what alto clef means. A type of C-clef when placed on the third line of the staff in musical notation.. alto clef synonyms: viola clef. Alto clef Meaning.
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