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Altissimo Alt

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ALT, ALTISSIMO. In music, the notes of the octave be ginning with the G above the treble stave are said to be "in alt" and those of the succeeding octave "in altissimo," although by some the F instead of the G is taken as the beginning of the higher octave. The same notes are also indicated by the employ ment of italic type followed by two and three strokes respectively, e.g., g" and gm.