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Viola/ Alto Clef

 
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Jeliness2
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:37 pm    Post subject: Viola/ Alto Clef Reply with quote

Since I'm getting my viola on tuesday, I was wondering if anyone has played this, or has been experienced w/ the alto clef. It seems so strange learning a new clef once again. The last time that happened was like three years ago when i started piano and started reading bass clef. But, even then, the bass clef is align w/ the treble(ie: the f is still on a line, just one down) but in the alto clef, every thing is moved one line/spave downward. I was just curious if i could share my confusion w/ anyone. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not too difficult, I remember learning about the alto and tenor clefs in theory last year, I also had to do many exercices in each one. Takes a little getting used to, but I'm sure you'll be comfortable with it in no time. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's even worse when you have to write key signitures on an alto stave (for me at least)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sister plays the viola since a month ago, she learnt the new clef really quickly, so no problem Wink.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many clefs do we have? Treble, bass, alto, tenor... any clefs else?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: Viola/ Alto Clef Reply with quote

Jeliness2 wrote:
Since I'm getting my viola on tuesday, I was wondering if anyone has played this, or has been experienced w/ the alto clef.
Well, i don't haven't played with the alto clef on an instrument, I did not find it hard to learn it. While I know the Viola is tuned down a 5th from the Violin, I don't know if the clef follows with it...

Jackson wrote:
How many clefs do we have? Treble, bass, alto, tenor... any clefs else?

1. grand clef: http://www.musicaviva.com/encyclopedia/display.tpl?phrase=grand-staff


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my experience, the easiest way to learn a new clef is to use it. Find pieces written in the clef and play them, take some piece and "transpose" it to the new clef etc.

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