How to Read Alto Clef: Notes & Staff


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In the image below, imagine that the four clefs are labeled 1,2,3, and 4, from left to right. Which is the alto clef?

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1. The alto clef is designed almost exclusively for which instrument?

2. What is another name for the alto clef?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about the alto clef in music with this convenient music theory quiz. You'll be asked several questions about this clef's notes, symbol and alternate name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Recognize an image of the alto clef
  • Name the instrument for which the alto clef is almost exclusively used
  • Choose another name for this clef
  • Tell how the alto clef symbol and middle C are related
  • Identify a note on the alto clef

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the alto clef to recall another name for it
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to take away the most important information from the related music theory lesson
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the connection between middle C and the alto clef symbol

Additional Learning

Take a look at the related lesson, How to Read Alto Clef: Notes & Staff, to learn more about this particular clef. Reviewing the lesson can help you:

  • Understand the purpose of clefs in music
  • Describe the alto clef symbol
  • Learn how many horizontal lines are on a staff