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Definition of Alto clef

Alto clef
Alto Al"to, n.; pl. Altos. [It. alto high, fr. L. altus. Cf. Alt.] 1. (Mus.) Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor and soprano. In instrumental music it now signifies the tenor. 2. An alto singer. Alto clef (Mus.) the counter-tenor clef, or the C clef, placed so that the two strokes include the middle line of the staff. --Moore.
Alto clef
Clef Clef (kl[e^]f; 277), n. [F. clef key, a key in music, fr. L. clavis key. See Clavicle.] (Mus.) A character used in musical notation to determine the position and pitch of the scale as represented on the staff. Note: The clefs are three in number, called the C, F, and G clefs, and are probably corruptions or modifications of these letters. They indicate that the letters of absolute pitch belonging to the lines upon which they are placed, are respectively C, F, and G. The F or bass clef, and the G or treble clef, are fixed in their positions upon the staff. The C clef may have three positions. It may be placed upon the first or lower line of the staff, in which case it is called soprano clef, upon the third line, in which case it called alto clef, or upon the fourth line, in which case tenor clef. It rarely or never is placed upon the second line, except in ancient music. See other forms of C clef under C, 2. Alto clef, Bass clef. See under Alto, Bass.
alto clef
Counter tenor Coun"ter ten`or (t?n`?r). [OF. contreteneur. Cf. Contratenor, and see Tenor a part in music.] (Mus.) One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. Counter-tenor clef (Mus.), the C clef when placed on the third line; -- also called alto clef.

Meaning of Alto clef from wikipedia

- F-clef as b**** clef (placing F3 on the fourth line). The C-clef is mostly encountered as alto clef (placing middle C on the third line) or tenor clef (middle...
- within the alto clef. Alto recorder, however, is an octave higher, and is defined by its relationship to tenor and soprano recorders; alto clarinet is...
- it primarily uses the alto clef. When viola music has substantial sections in a higher register, it switches to the treble clef to make it easier to read...
- notated in alto clef. Although the trombone first appeared in its earliest sackbut form in the 15th century, the exact origin of the smaller alto sized instrument...
- space), but modern notation almost exclusively uses treble, b****, alto, and tenor clef. In American usage, Musical note and rest values have names that...
- transposing instrument, written in treble clef, and the alto trombone is written at concert pitch, usually in alto clef. A person who plays the trombone is...
- number of different types. Treble clef, alto clef and soprano clefs are all used by different composers. B**** clef is typically used for notes on the...
- for b**** clef instruments, such as the cello, b****oon or trombone, use tenor clef for the high notes rather than the treble clef. Alto clef is used for...
- usually notated in the treble clef, a perfect fifth higher than sounding pitch, and several other options were emplo****. Alto clef written at sounding pitch...
- a staff using the alto clef, or on the fourth line from the bottom, or the second line from the top, of staves using the tenor clef. In vocal music, the...