Dutch translation: bereik, omvang, ambitus

English term or phrase:range
Dutch translation:bereik, omvang, ambitus

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08:54 Jul 11, 2009
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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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bereik, omvang, ambitus
De afstand tussen de laagste en hoogste toon van een stem of instrument.
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5 +2bereik, omvang, ambitus
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bereik, omvang, ambitus

Definition from own experience or research:
De afstand tussen de laagste en hoogste toon van een stem of instrument.

Example sentence(s):
'Bereik' is de meest gebruikte term, 'omvang' mag ook, en 'ambitus' is de "wetenschappelijke" benaming.

'Bereik' dient niet verward te worden met 'tessituur'. 'Bereik' is wat überhaupt mogelijk is op een stem of instrument. 'Tessituur' is het gedeelte van het bereik dat prettig zingen of spelen is.
Jan Willem van Dormolen
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Yes  EddyArtEco: "Bereik" is het beste alternatief; omvang heeft meer betekenissen en ambitus wordt niet veel gebruikt, ook niet in vakkringen. Eddy van der Maarel.
1 hr
  -> Dank je wel. 'Bereik' is inderdaad de beste term, daarom noemde ik die ook als eerste.

Yes  Marvenver: bereik is prima, toonomvang is ook een optie als je omvang niet duidelijk genoeg vindt.
3 days 40 mins
  -> Dank je wel. Toonomvang zou geschikt zijn voor een puur lekenpubliek, het wordt echter onder musici niet gebruikt.
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