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Meaning of "alto horn" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALTO HORN

alto horn play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALTO HORN

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Alto horn is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ALTO HORN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Alto horn

The alto horn is a brass instrument pitched in E♭. It has a predominantly conical bore, and normally uses a deep, cornet-like mouthpiece. It is most commonly used in marching bands, brass bands and similar ensembles, whereas the horn tends to take the corresponding parts in symphonic groupings and classical brass ensembles.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE ALTO HORN

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

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Translation of «alto horn» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

中音喇叭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alto horn
570 millions of speakers

English

alto horn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऑल्टो सींग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ألتو القرن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Альтгорн
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alto chifre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অল্টো শিঙা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cor alto
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanduk alto
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Althorn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルトホルン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

알토 경적
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alto horn
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

alto sừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆல்டோ ஹார்ன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अल्टो हॉर्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Alto boynuz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corno contralto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

róg altowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

альтгорн
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

corn alto
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άλτο κόρνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

alt horing
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

alto horn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Althorn
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALTO HORN»

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The Art of French Horn Playing
On ordinary or B flat basso horn, it sounds the B flat in the middle of the staff. B flat alto horn sounds an octave higher. First, think: • C Note is F, one note below " guide" note G. Our signature is one sharp less than written, therefore, only the F is ...
Philip Farkas, 1956
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
A4 (Separate works); UF Piano and alto horn music Alto horn music (May Subd Geog) Here are entered compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for solo alto horn, and collections of compositions in several forms or types for solo ...
Library of Congress, 2006
3
Practical Hints on Playing the French Horn
Additionally, the use of the E-flat alto horn in military bands resulted in a large number of marches that have parts for E-flat alto horn. These parts must be performed by horn players trained to read music in F. Reading music in a key different ...
Staff, Alfred Publishing
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
... Hormuz Tangeh Hormoz BT Straits—Oman, Gulf of Straits—Persian Gulf Horn, Cape (Chile) USE Cape Horn (Chile) Horn (Musical instrument) [ML955-ML958; UF French horn BT Brass instruments RT Tuba NT Alpenhorn Alto horn Lur Post  ...
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History of Genesee County, Michigan: With Illustrations and ...
Fremont Brown, cornet ; L. D. Clock, B-flat cornet, flute ; Milo Clock, tuba ; Sam Clay,* E-flat cornet ; Maitland Corliss, solo alto ; Dr. Frank Currey, solo clarionet ; Abram Conant, E-flat cornet ; Wm. Charles, cymbals and alto-horn ; Chauncey ...
‎1879
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The Early Horn: A Practical Guide
Thus, for a horn in F, the hole is nine feet from the mouthpiece, stopping the air column vibrating at the point which is the length of a Bl, alto horn. The player keeps the hole closed until he reaches a naturally out of tune note such as the 1 1th or ...
John Humphries, 2000
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Collected Thoughts on Teaching and Learning, Creativity, and ...
... alto horn or the alto saxophone. Each of the four movements has a totally different character and feeling from the others and from his earlier Sonate. This piece was created for a lighter voice, requiring more of the woodwind characteristics of ...
Douglas Hill, 2001
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Perspectives in Brass Scholarship: Proceedings of the ...
Contemporary interest in D alto horn can be traced back forty years to the writings of Hans Kunitz. Kunitz discusses the "Corno da caccia in D alto" at length, though he admits that the qualifier "alto" is never explicidy mentioned in the music he ...
Stewart Carter, 1997
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Essential Dictionary of Orchestration (Pocket Size Book)
Alto Horn, Mellophone & Mellophonium, in Eb or F— HORNS 1 45 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS. Alto. Horn. and. Mellophone. • The alto horn is the contralto member of the saxhorn family (related to the valved bugle). • The tone quality falls  ...
Black, Dave, Gerou, Tom
10
Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band Conductor
Remember that the B-flat (alto) horn refers to the high pitched French horn, not the upright alto horn sometimes used in marching bands. Also, the B-flat basso horn refers to the low pitched French horn, not the tuba. When horn parts are written ...
Frank L. Battisti, Robert Joseph Garofalo, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALTO HORN»

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22nd annual Sound View July 4th parade
Alto horn player Dave Moorehead of the Silver Cornet Marching Band leads the band in some patriotic favorites at the conclusion of the 22nd ... «theday.com, Jul 15»
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Briefly | Music
The current lineup also includes Zachary Nichols (trumpet, singing-saw, alto horn, euphonium, melodica and organ), Ryan Etzcorn (drums) and ... «The Register-Guard, Jun 15»
3
Q&A: Jaga Jazzist Re-Emerge in SF with 'Starfire'
Instead of getting another trumpet player, I bought my sister an alto horn for Christmas, which can do some of the stuff that the trumpet does. «SFStation.com, Jun 15»
4
Don't Hit the Snooze Alarm...March to the Sousalarm!
... piano, flute, cornet, baritone horn, trombone, and alto horn. Sousa's father enlisted him to be an apprentice for the US Marine Band in 1868, ... «WRTI, Jun 15»
5
United Church, brass band make beautiful music
Compromised of male and female musicians of all faiths, instruments include coronet, flugelhorn, alto horn, baritone euphonium, trombone, ... «Belleville Intelligencer, Jun 15»
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Performing arts news, events: May 8-14
Members, Dean Haist (trumpet), Ric Ricker (horn and alto horn) and Nancy Vogt (trombone, euphonium and tuba) will present a variety of ... «Lincoln Journal Star, May 15»
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The Dallas Brass: A Little-Known National Treasure
Juan Berrios, who played horn and alto horn (the latter an instrument not heard often enough), had the instrument singing in a manner foreign ... «The Epoch Times, May 15»
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Old Pueblo Brass Band to play Saturday at Wheels of Progress …
The signature solo voices for the brass band are the Eb cornet, the Bb solo cornet, the euphonium, the Eb alto horn and Eb tuba. The Old ... «Willcox Range News, Apr 15»
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Winona Brass Band to host spring concert May 3 at Cotter
... band uses British brass instruments that are not commonly seen in the United States such as Eb tuba, Eb alto horn, and Eb soprano cornet. «Winona Daily News, Apr 15»
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Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Festivals And World-Famous Bands
Maryville – The Craggy Top Brass Quintet features a tuba, alto horn, trumpets, and a trombone for some great music 7 p.m. at the Blount County ... «The Chattanoogan, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Alto horn [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/alto-horn>. Jul 2020 ».
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