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Definition and background:

Term used for the tones of the first octave above the treble staff ( g2 to f 3), which are said to be "in alt "; the tones of the second higher octave are said to be "in altissimo ". In German, the lower female voice ( contralto) or the second highest instrument. (English) a jazz term which instructs chord-playing musicians such as a jazz pianist or jazz guitarist to perform a dominant (V7) chord with altered upper extensions (e.g., sharp 11th, flat 13th, etc).pitches appearing above the lines of the treble staff

For more information on the music term "Alt" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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