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Meaning of "alto clef" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALTO CLEF

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALTO CLEF

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adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Alto clef is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ALTO CLEF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

alto clef

Clef

A clef 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. This line serves as a reference point by which the names of the notes on any other line or space of the stave may be determined. Only one clef that references a note in a space rather than on a line has ever been used. There are three types of clef used in modern music notation: F, C, and G. Each type of clef assigns a different reference note to the line on which it is placed. Clef Name Note Line G-clef G4 passes through the curl of the clef. C-clef Middle C passes through the center of the clef. F-clef F3 passes between the two dots of the clef. Once one of these clefs has been placed on one of the lines of the stave, the other lines and spaces can be read in relation to it. The use of three different clefs makes it possible to write music for all instruments and voices, even though they may have very different tessituras.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALTO CLEF

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Altman
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WORDS THAT END LIKE ALTO CLEF

alef
bass clef
beef
belief
brief
C clef
chef
chief
clef
def
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F clef
G clef
police chief
ref
relief
soprano clef
tenor clef
treble clef
viola clef

Synonyms and antonyms of alto clef in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «alto clef» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALTO CLEF

Find out the translation of alto clef to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of alto clef from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «alto clef» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中音谱号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

clef de alto
570 millions of speakers

English

alto clef
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऑल्टो कुंजी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ألتو علامة موسيقية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

альт ключ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

clef
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আল্টো ক্লিফ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

alto clef
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Alto clef
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Altschlüssel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルト記号
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

알토 음자리표
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alto clef
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

alto khóa của âm nhạc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆல்ட் க்ளிஃப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑल्टो क्लफ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Alto klf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alto clef
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Klucz altowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

альт ключ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alto clef
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

alto clef
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

altsleutel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

alto clef
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alto clef
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of alto clef

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTO CLEF»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about alto clef

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALTO CLEF»

Discover the use of alto clef in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to alto clef and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1 Alto Clef, Viola Edition
Computer software is also available with randomized drilling of the material and scorekeeping. This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples.
Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus, 1999
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Essentials of Music Theory: Complete Book Alto Clef (Viola) ...
This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples. The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.
Andrew Surmani, Alfred Publishing, Karen Farnum Surmani, 2007
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Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 2: Alto Clef (Viola) Edition
Computer software is also available with randomized drilling of the material and scorekeeping. This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples.
Karen Surmani, Andrew Surmani, Morton Manus, 1999
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Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 3: Alto Clef (Viola) Edition
Computer software is also available with randomized drilling of the material and scorekeeping. This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples.
Karen Surmani, Morton Manus, Andrew Surmani, 1999
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Treble Clef for Violists: Reading Studies Integrating Alto ...
Lesson 24 С Major Scales in Alto and Treble Clefs С Major one octave scale in alto clef E. Stuen-Walker r r r r if r ^- r r С Major one octave scale in treble clef r r ir r С Major scale in 3rd position to G in alto clef 9 l r r r r if С Major scale in 3rd ...
Stuen-Walker, Elizabeth
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The Clarinet in the Classical Period
Later in act 2, D clarinets in the aria “L'amour est heureux” are provided with transposed parts using two clefs: a treble clef in C major followed by an alto clef in D major.109 The transposed part with a treble clef in C is played on a D clarinet, ...
Albert R. Rice, 2003
7
Eighteen Canzonets for Two and Three Voices
The music of this second canzonet is more homophonic than that of the first, but is also more technically demanding because of the long melismas in the fourth section. The upper part is marked with an unequivocal alto clef, and the high ...
John Travers, Emanuel Rubin, Matthew Prior, 2005
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General musical instruction, tr. by G. Macirone. The musical ...
This succession of notes might be extended upwards or downwards, according to the foregoing instructions. b, the Alto Clef indicates the third line as the position of the one- lined C, and therefore produces the following succession of notes. m ...
Adolf Bernhard Marx, Josiah Pittman, 1854
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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
Alfreds Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music.
Andrew Surmani, Morton Manus, Karen Farnum Surmani, 1998
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Christmas Instruments in Praise: Alto Clef Edition
The parallel voicings make this collection available to all instrumentalists who enjoy sharing their gifts in worship.
Elton John, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALTO CLEF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term alto clef is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Guitar as an Orchestra
It's like reading in tenor or alto clef because it's just one whole step off. But no, I like to read pitches, all things notated in pitches, with the ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
2
Boston-Bound, GHS Senior Sarah Cicchetti Excels at Track, Band …
So I started instruments and had to learn to read music three times because cello is bass clef, viola is alto clef and clarinet is treble clef. «Greenwich Free Press, Apr 15»
3
Between Bass And Treble: An Alto Story
Both musicians play in what is considered the alto clef, located between the treble and the bass clefs on the music scale, which allows them to ... «pride source.com, Dec 14»
4
How does a viola cross the ocean?
Violists mostly read from the alto clef and tend to play harmony. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven all played viola. Amid the online storm—including ... «Macleans.ca, Oct 14»
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A Conversation with Violinist Pinchas Zukerman
It's certainly valuable to learn the alto clef as well, not only in theory, but also in practice. Pianists are taught to play two clefs immediately, so why shouldn't ... «Stay Thirsty Media, Oct 14»
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Any Questions #162
Answer: Change the B to and F and you can spell ALTO CLEF. THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL On-air questions: On October ... «WAMC, Oct 14»
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Partially deaf graduate follows passion for piano
He told her he'd played the viola in his middle school and high school orchestras, learning to read music through the alto clef and translating ... «The Spokesman Review, Jun 14»
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Burnaby musician onstage in The Tempest
But, he notes, the instrument's proportions - which are "squashed" compared to a violin - and the fact that violists must learn to read alto clef ... «Burnaby Now, Jun 14»
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The Evolution of the Treble Clef
Use of the C-clef, also known as the alto clef and tenor clef depending ... Today, the alto clef is used primarily in viola music while the tenor is ... «Smithsonian, May 13»
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The Sensual Viola: The Hunt Begins
If you can't read alto clef, I'm not sure if I should even try to explain. There are oodles of bad viola jokes due to an abundant history of mediocre ... «Huffington Post, Mar 13»

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