Woodwind vs Altissimo - What's the difference?

woodwind | altissimo |


As nouns the difference between woodwind and altissimo

is that woodwind is (musical instruments) any (mostly wooden) musical instrument which produce sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening woodwind instruments include the recorder, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon while altissimo is (music) the highest register of a woodwind instrument, or a specific note in this register.

As an adjective woodwind

is related to a woodwind instrument.

woodwind

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (musical instruments) Any (mostly wooden) musical instrument which produce sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening. Woodwind instruments include the recorder, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Related to a woodwind instrument.
  • altissimo

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) The highest register of a woodwind instrument, or a specific note in this register
  • * {{quote-news, 2007, January 14, Ben Ratliff, Michael Brecker Dies at 57; Prolific Jazz Saxophonist, New York Times citation
  • , passage=He could fold the full pitch range of the horn into a short solo, from altissimo to the lowest notes, and connect rarefied ideas to the rich, soulful phrasing of saxophonists like Junior Walker. }}

    See also

    * (wikipedia "altissimo") ----