Not if they're chords. Which is it, Joe, chords or melody?If it is Eb sax, like alto or bari, slap a bass clef on the system add 3 flats and you are done.
Yes, but it's much easier to convert the chord roots to Roman numerals (I think it's called "figured bass" or something like that). Then you only need to know the reference KEY. Another benefit is you'll have a much better idea of the function of each chord.Just to give some reference chords:
If the saxophone player is playing a G7 chord on:
Alto or Bari sax - the chord for bass is Bb7 (minor 3rd away)
Tenor or Soprano sax - the chord for bass is F7 (major 2nd away)
Oh man, too bad I can't give you an argument gary, LOL! You're right of course and believe it or not it did occur to me that my answer was jumping too far ahead of the curve. I let it stand anyway as something for the OP to investigate at some future time. It's all too easy to see things through ones own myopic eyes and I'm often guilty of that. It's just that I have found the 'numbers' system to be the way to go when transposing.JL - I guess there's a first time for everything. I'm actually going to see something different than you. IMO if the OP is so green that he doesn't know the basic transposition rules for chords or notes between the sax and a concert instrument, I could hardly expect him to understand what the Roman Numeral system is and how to use it. Don't forget, that also requires you to analyse the entire progression before you can assign the Roman Numerals.