If it is within the same bar it is still natural. A bar line cancels any accidental.
This is an important observation because to the uninitiated it's not always clear and worse, from the person doing the notation, it's not always clear what they want.bruce bailey said:Usually any notes an octave higher or lower would not be affected. This is typical but not ALWAYS true. When in doubt, check the score.
This is an important observation because to the uninitiated it's not always clear and worse, from the person doing the notation, it's not always clear what they want.
Good advice here - as a composer I always try and make sure that courtsey accidentals are in place, especially in case like the one Gary mentioned (different octaves) and also when there are particularly chromatic sections. Another consideration is that if the music itself isn't really in a key - don't use a key signature. Be sure if you prepare the music in concert pitch, and then transpose it for sax that your program doesn't add a key signature (for example in finale, if you select Bb transpostion, it will read no key signature in concert pitch as C major, and then your Bb parts will have two sharps. You can tell finale not to do this so that it does transpose, but keeps the transpose part without a key signature.)I usually overnotate as it save time later.