AltoSaxophone

class instrumenttools.AltoSaxophone(instrument_name='alto saxophone', short_instrument_name='alt. sax.', instrument_name_markup=None, short_instrument_name_markup=None, allowable_clefs=None, pitch_range='[Db3, A5]', sounding_pitch_of_written_middle_c='Eb3')

Alto saxophone.

>>> import abjad
>>> staff = abjad.Staff("c'4 d'4 e'4 fs'4")
>>> alto_saxophone = abjad.instrumenttools.AltoSaxophone()
>>> abjad.attach(alto_saxophone, staff[0])
>>> show(staff) 

Lineage

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Attribute summary

allowable_clefs Gets alto saxophone’s allowable clefs.
instrument_name Gets alto saxophone’s name.
instrument_name_markup Gets alto saxophone’s instrument name markup.
pitch_range Gets alto saxophone’s range.
short_instrument_name Gets alto saxophone’s short instrument name.
short_instrument_name_markup Gets alto saxophone’s short instrument name markup.
sounding_pitch_of_written_middle_c Gets sounding pitch of alto saxophone’s written middle C.
transpose_from_sounding_pitch(argument) Transpose notes and chords in argument from sounding pitch
transpose_from_written_pitch(argument) Transposes notes and chords in argument from sounding pitch to written pitch.
__copy__(*arguments) Copies Abjad value object.
__eq__(argument) Is true when all initialization values of Abjad value object equal the initialization values of argument.
__format__([format_specification]) Formats alto sax.
__hash__() Hashes Abjad value object.
__ne__(argument) Is true when Abjad object does not equal argument.
__repr__() Gets interpreter representation of Abjad object.

Read-only properties

AltoSaxophone.allowable_clefs

Gets alto saxophone’s allowable clefs.

>>> alto_saxophone.allowable_clefs
ClefList([Clef(name='treble')])
>>> show(alto_saxophone.allowable_clefs) 

Returns clef list.

AltoSaxophone.instrument_name

Gets alto saxophone’s name.

>>> alto_saxophone.instrument_name
'alto saxophone'

Returns string.

AltoSaxophone.instrument_name_markup

Gets alto saxophone’s instrument name markup.

>>> alto_saxophone.instrument_name_markup
Markup(contents=['Alto saxophone'])
>>> show(alto_saxophone.instrument_name_markup) 

Returns markup.

AltoSaxophone.pitch_range

Gets alto saxophone’s range.

>>> alto_saxophone.pitch_range
PitchRange('[Db3, A5]')
>>> show(alto_saxophone.pitch_range) 

Returns pitch range.

AltoSaxophone.short_instrument_name

Gets alto saxophone’s short instrument name.

>>> alto_saxophone.short_instrument_name
'alt. sax.'

Returns string.

AltoSaxophone.short_instrument_name_markup

Gets alto saxophone’s short instrument name markup.

>>> alto_saxophone.short_instrument_name_markup
Markup(contents=['Alt. sax.'])
>>> show(alto_saxophone.short_instrument_name_markup) 

Returns markup.

AltoSaxophone.sounding_pitch_of_written_middle_c

Gets sounding pitch of alto saxophone’s written middle C.

>>> alto_saxophone.sounding_pitch_of_written_middle_c
NamedPitch('ef')
>>> show(alto_saxophone.sounding_pitch_of_written_middle_c) 

Returns named pitch.

Class & static methods

(Instrument).transpose_from_sounding_pitch(argument)

Transpose notes and chords in argument from sounding pitch to written pitch:

>>> staff = abjad.Staff("<c' e' g'>4 d'4 r4 e'4")
>>> clarinet = abjad.instrumenttools.ClarinetInBFlat()
>>> abjad.attach(clarinet, staff[0])
>>> show(staff) 
>>> abjad.Instrument.transpose_from_sounding_pitch(staff)
>>> show(staff) 

Returns none.

(Instrument).transpose_from_written_pitch(argument)

Transposes notes and chords in argument from sounding pitch to written pitch.

>>> staff = abjad.Staff("<c' e' g'>4 d'4 r4 e'4")
>>> clarinet = abjad.instrumenttools.ClarinetInBFlat()
>>> abjad.attach(clarinet, staff[0])
>>> show(staff) 
>>> abjad.Instrument.transpose_from_written_pitch(staff)
>>> show(staff) 

Returns none.

Special methods

(AbjadValueObject).__copy__(*arguments)

Copies Abjad value object.

Returns new Abjad value object.

(AbjadValueObject).__eq__(argument)

Is true when all initialization values of Abjad value object equal the initialization values of argument.

Returns true or false.

AltoSaxophone.__format__(format_specification='')

Formats alto sax.

Set format_specification to ‘’ or ‘storage’. Interprets ‘’ equal to ‘storage’.

>>> alto_sax = abjad.instrumenttools.AltoSaxophone()
>>> f(alto_sax)
instrumenttools.AltoSaxophone(
    instrument_name='alto saxophone',
    short_instrument_name='alt. sax.',
    instrument_name_markup=abjad.Markup(
        contents=['Alto saxophone'],
        ),
    short_instrument_name_markup=abjad.Markup(
        contents=['Alt. sax.'],
        ),
    allowable_clefs=instrumenttools.ClefList(
        [
            abjad.Clef(
                name='treble',
                ),
            ]
        ),
    pitch_range=abjad.PitchRange('[Db3, A5]'),
    sounding_pitch_of_written_middle_c=abjad.NamedPitch('ef'),
    )

Returns string.

(AbjadValueObject).__hash__()

Hashes Abjad value object.

Returns integer.

(AbjadObject).__ne__(argument)

Is true when Abjad object does not equal argument. Otherwise false.

Returns true or false.

(AbjadObject).__repr__()

Gets interpreter representation of Abjad object.

Returns string.