Oct 16 2004, 03:41 PM
I'm composing a piece and I neeeeed a cello part but i don't know if they read treble or bass!
Oct 18 2004, 03:35 PM
Oct 18 2004, 05:45 PM
Oct 18 2004, 08:26 PM
Don't panic - us cellists are very adaptable!
We'll read anything you give us - except Alto!
We prefer Bass!
But the range is so vast on the instrument, that we find we end up in Tenor. Not for long before it goes too high and we're suddenly in Treble!
But I wouldn't like to see the whole piece written in Treble!
Oct 18 2004, 09:13 PM
But usually bass unless it's particularly high
Oct 19 2004, 05:42 AM
Bass & tenor clef.
Definately not treble clef.
Oct 19 2004, 08:17 AM
i play da cello and i hav never played anthing in da tenor clef it's all been in bass 4 me
Oct 19 2004, 08:35 AM
just a quick questions.... what instruments use the tenor clef, and what instruments use the alto clef?
Oct 19 2004, 09:37 AM
Yep, bass and tenor but (in terms of exams) I don't think tenor is used much before Grade 5. So, if you're writing for an inexperienced player, always use bass clef and make sure you don't write too low for the lowest string or too high on the A string to make it difficult for someone who hasn't learnt high positions yet.
Oct 19 2004, 09:48 AM
Oct 21 2004, 08:50 PM
bass, tenor and treble (but only treble if the piece goes crazilly high !!!!!)
Oct 25 2004, 12:51 PM
ye it can go into treble, ive got a score where the cello part goes into treble
Oct 27 2004, 12:44 PM
It is certainly the case that high 'cello parts may be notated in the treble clef. An example occurs in the first movement of Bruckner's third symphony.
Oct 27 2004, 03:53 PM
|QUOTE (piano_chik_em @ Oct 19 2004, 08:35 AM)|
| just a quick questions.... what instruments use the tenor clef, and what instruments use the alto clef? |
The viola plays in the alto clef, and the trombone sometimes playes in tenor clef.
Oct 27 2004, 04:44 PM
The alto clef is used by violas and occasionally by trombones. It is also used in vocal music.
Have a look here for list of instruments and the clef's they use...http://www.orchestralibrary.com/reftables/rang.html
Oct 27 2004, 10:31 PM
The Viola tends to use only the Tenor Clef...unfortunately I don't know what instruments us the alto..............I expect the alto Sax does??
A good site I found for musical Instrument ranges is here:-http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory29.htm
I hope you find what your looking for!!
Oct 29 2004, 09:14 AM
|QUOTE (gjwilson24 @ Oct 27 2004, 10:31 PM)|
| The Viola tends to use only the Tenor Clef...unfortunately I don't know what instruments us the alto..............I expect the alto Sax does?? |
erm sorry no!
viola usually uses the alto clef
alto sax using alto clef- noooooooooooooooo! it uses treble!
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