Chinese translation: 音域

English term or phrase:range
Chinese translation:音域

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23:54 Oct 1, 2008
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Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase: range
Definition from essentialsofmusic.com:
Distance between the lowest and highest tones of a melody, an instrument or a voice. This span can be generally described as narrow, medium or wide in range.

Example sentence(s):
  • We are trying to remedy that here with the chart below, in which the frequency markings strung out along the bottom baseline are related to the frequency ranges shown above them of the various instruments in an orchestra. psb Speakers
  • A range of four to four and one half octaves (47-56 bells) is most desirable since almost all carillon music can be played on such an instrument (by comparison, a piano has 88 notes, while an organ keyboard has 61). The Carillon as a Musical Instrument
  • Many instruments have their range as part of their name: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, baritone horn, alto flute, bass flute, alto recorder, bass guitar, etc. Wikipedia
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5 +2音域
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  • 小提琴音域宽广,有3个半八度经常作用,偶尔还可以超过这个音域,4条弦分别是G 、D、A、E,音色各不相同。 - 上海乐器网  
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