Category talk:Instrument ranges

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For transposing instruments, are these the written pitches or the sounding pitches? —en:Caesura 21:20, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, i made a mistake here: The woodwind instrument ranges are sounding, the brass written pitches - i.e. the english horn has the sounding e (written b) as lowest note, the french horn the sounding F (written C). For trumpets, this makes sense, because the range depends on the pitch of the Instrument (C/Bb/A). I'll change that soon, i actually went wrong for the clarinet, too (so wrong, that i even don't know, if i meant it written or sounding). I hope my english is comprehensible enough.. --Mezzofortist 18:47, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Trumpet range[edit]

I made a more accurate trumpet range diagram. The low end of the trumpet bottoms out at F# below the staff. It is not unreasonable to expect even the beginning trumpeter to play this. I extended the upper range also to better match with the trumpet article in Wikipedia.

If you wish to make it look more like previous versions of this file, please do. I don't own the same music software.

Should we create subcategories?[edit]

Is it useful to create subcategories in this category? After I added a bunch of ranges for the entire recorder family, I realized that an alphabetical list of all the instrument ranges may not be the best format for someone to find that of a given instrument. Geraldine Wright --Gerrywright 13:05, 9 April 2007 (UTC)