Ok let me see if i understand this if i have a piece of music in C maj, To transpose it to Eb alto it I would have to take it down to a A maj correct? :dazed:
Transpose C to Bb instrument = Up 2 half steps or down 10
Transpose C to Eb instrument = Up 9 half steps or down 3
Transpose Bb to Eb instrument = Up 7 half steps or down 5
Bass Clef for Bari Sax = Pretend the bass clef music is written in treble clef and adds three sharps to the key signature.
Transpose C to F instrument = Up 7 half steps or down 5
Transpose C to G instrument = Up 5 half steps or down 7
Nope, if you are counting up by every note (1/2 steps) it is 9 half steps (up to the A), it is up a 6th, but 6th means the 6th note in the key, counting the note you are on. To figure out the new key signature, just add 3 sharps to the concert key signature (sharps cancel flats). Conversely, to transpose from a part written in Eb, add 3 flats to the key signature. I find it easier to use Musescore to do my transposing for me, it only takes a few minutes to enter the melody if you can't find it in an electronic format. (sorry, it won't read a pdf) But it is important to know in case you have to play with other musicians and nobody has a transposed sheet.for a bit more clarity so if i go from C i would count up 6 notes C#,D,D#,E,F,F# Up to an F# correct?
It's a major 6/minor 3rd and adding three sharps, regardless of the scale.Hey bluenotes is it the same if it a Minor scale? or is this going to throw another wrench into it?