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Alto Flute

Alto Flute

Evolving from Medieval Roots. Born from Boehm’s ingenuity in 1850, this deep-toned member of the flute family found a place in ensembles, choirs, and classical compositions.

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Alto Clarinet

Alto Clarinet

The alto clarinet is a woodwind instrument tuned half an octave below the Bb clarinet, resembling the bass clarinet with its characteristic curved bell. It can also be known as the basset horn.

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Alto Trombone

Alto Trombone

The alto trombone is a brass instrument pitched a fourth higher than the tenor trombone. It uses a slide and reads an alto clef in sheet music.

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A Clarinet

A Clarinet

The A clarinet is a single-reed woodwind instrument, that is slightly less common type of clarinet. It features a slightly longer length and C notes instead of Bb.

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Alphorn

Alphorn

The alphorn, a long wooden wind instrument with a conical bore, has traditional origins in alpine Europe and practical uses for mountain dwellers.

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