alto saxophone


alto saxophone
A member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments that is smaller than the tenor but larger than the soprano.

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  • Alto saxophone — Infobox Instrument color1=#FFD700 color2=#FFEC8B name=Alto Saxophone classification= *Wind *Woodwind *Aerophone range= lower. Note: most modern alto saxes can reach a high Fmusic|#. related=Military band family: *Sopranino saxophone *Soprano… …   Wikipedia

  • alto saxophone — noun or alto sax : the second highest member of the saxophone family pitched in F or E flat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saxophone — An alto saxophone in E♭ Classification Wind Woodwind Aerophone Hornbostel–Sachs classification …   Wikipedia

  • alto — [ alto ] n. • 1771; mot it. « haut » 1 ♦ N. f. Contralto. 2 ♦ N. m. (1808; d ab. appelé quinte ou haute contre de violon) Instrument de la famille des violons, d une quinte plus grave et un peu plus grand. ♢ N. Instrumentiste qui joue de cet… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Saxophone ténor — Le saxophone ténor est membre du registre medium de la famille des saxophones. Cet instrument est en si , mais peut aussi exister en ut. Dans ce cas, l instrument s appelle le saxophone C mélody (cet instrument a un son légèrement différent des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • saxophone — [ saksɔfɔn ] n. m. • 1843; de Sax, nom de l inventeur, et phone ♦ Instrument à vent en cuivre, à anche simple et à clés, muni d un bec semblable à celui de la clarinette. ⇒ sax, saxo. Saxophone ténor, saxophone alto. ● saxophone nom masculin (de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Saxophone tenor — Saxophone ténor Saxophone ténor Le saxophone ténor est membre du registre medium de la famille des saxophones. Cet instrument est en si , mais peut aussi exister en ut. Dans ce cas, l instrument s appelle le saxophone C mélody (cet instrument a… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alto — is a musical term, derived from the Latin word altus , meaning high , that has several possible interpretations.When designating instruments, alto frequently refers to a member of an instrumental family that has the second highest range, below… …   Wikipedia

  • Alto (disambiguation) — Alto (meaning high or tall in the Italian language, Portuguese language and Spanish language, and stop in Portuguese and Spanish) may refer to:Music*Alto, a singing voice below soprano *A high register musical instrument, such as: **Alto horn… …   Wikipedia

  • alto — [al′tō] n. pl. altos [It < L altus, high: see ALTITUDE] 1. the range of the lowest female voice or the highest male voice; specif., a) CONTRALTO b) COUNTERTENOR 2. a) …   English World dictionary


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