alto clef


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alto clef

alto clef

n.
The C clef positioned to indicate that the third line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of middle C.

alto clef

n
(Music, other) the clef that establishes middle C as being on the third line of the staff. Also called: viola clef See also C clef

al′to clef`


n.
a sign locating middle C on the third line of the staff.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alto clef - a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staffalto clef - a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff
clef - a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
Translations

alto clef

nAltschlüssel m, → C-Schlüssel m
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The final ritornello, and the final song, is scored for the first viola (but can also be played by the violin) and written in the alto clef.
The exercises would be challenging and useful with some explanations from the teacher, particularly regarding the treble clef and where the alto clef flows into it.
A single voice part in alto clef, it possesses a bouncy tunefulness more characteristic of Latin music from Italy.
For example, the written notes for horn in D would sound correct in concert pitch if read in alto clef.
he told me that Merk had played very well but that he had expressed the wish that it could be played much more easily, and with the same effect for the cello, if the alto clef were put in the violin or tenor clef, as this frequently causes confusion and makes it much more difficult for the cellist than for the other three instruments.
A falsettist is, however, obviously required for the parts written from 1692 onwards for John Howell--notated by Purcell not in the alto clef but in the mezzo-soprano, and going freely up to top e [ditto].
Written in 1948, Dream builds on short three- to six-note motifs presented on a single staff and in alto clef.