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Alto | Definition


An Also is usually referring to a singer, but may also refer to an instrument as in an Alto Sax or Alto Flute. Also, means the voice part below the soprano. A piece of music written for an Alto may be sung by either men (but they must sing falsetto as in Bohemian Rhapsody), or more usually women, or children.

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