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alto clef

Definition of the noun alto clef

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  1. a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of alto clef: viola clef
    • more generic word: clef = a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it

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Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

Alto clef Treble voice ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of Music (2017)

by Arthur Jacobs

alto FLUTE, alto SAxoPHONE; (4, alto clef) type of clef, written. =#E;. it is the normal clef for viola but is otherwise little used; (5, Fr.) viola.

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

The alto clef is employed principally for the viola, for which it is the normal clef. The tenor clef is occasionally used ...

Google previewMusic 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Hence the alto clef, where middle C is ...

Google previewStudent's Musical Dictionary (2017)


Alto Clef – the C clef on the third line of the staff. This clef is used for the viola, alto trom bone, and often, for the alto voice. Andante (It) — a movement in moderate time. Andante cantabile — slowly and sustained. Andante con moto — slowly, ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Dictionary of Music (2013)

All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by L. C. Harnsberger

alto clef: The C clef usually used by the viola, where middle C is found on the third line of the staff. alto flute: See flute. alto saxophone: See saxophone. alto trombone: See trombone. altra, altro (It.,AHL- trah, ...

Google previewHandbook of Music and Biographical Dictionary (1911)

Containing Concise Sketches of Over 2000 Prominent Composers and Explanations of More Than 3000 Musical Terms

Alto clef . The C clef, placed upon the third line, which, makes the note on that line c. It is used for the alto voice, viola, &c.

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

alto clef. A C clef with ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of Musical Terms (1878)

With a Short Prefatory Explanation of the Elementary Rules of Music by Sara Anne Carmichael, Samuel Macauley Jackson

Alto clef, The C clef placed upon the third line. It is used for the viola or tenor, and for voice parts. Altra. (It-l Altri (It.) Other, others. Altro (It.) Altschliissel (Ger.) Alto clef. AltVio1e(Ger.) Viola. Alzamento di mano (It.) Raising the hand in beating ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Music Dictionary (2010)

by Dr. Stanford Felix

alto clef A clef designed ...

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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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