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Old 09-15-2005, 11:38 PM
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I'm in seventh grade and I just started playing alto sax in sixth grade. I am trying to learn to transpose because I'm playing in a band. Can you recomend a method of learning (such as a book, or web site-preferebly)?!?!

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Old 09-16-2005, 06:42 PM
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To transpose a piece of music is very simple: just move the melodic line to the desired tone. For example, if you have a flute part in C major and you need to transpose it in D major, just move all the notes one tone higher: now you have the part transposed one tone higher and in D major.

I don't think you need a book to learn to do this!

Let me know if you have further questions.

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I was thinking VSM should add some charts and things to make learning music for real starters easier.
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Yes, that's interesting. We'd like to do something similar. Any idea is very welcome!

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Yes, that's interesting. We'd like to do something similar. Any idea is very welcome!

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Yeah cuz they are so many people out there that maybe a chart might help them.
just a thought.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:19 AM
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A composer or musician may have any number of reasons to change the overall key of a musical piece. Simply find the musical key you are currently using in the central blue column and then move left or right to transpose and find the destination key.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:56 AM
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I know this thread has been on for quite a number of years already. I'll just chime in.

In my case, I believe to transpose just needs practice. The constantly you practice doing so, it will come like second hand nature for you. You don't need to use something for you to study it.

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Old 06-15-2010, 06:32 AM
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Begin by examining the original key of the music you wish to transpose. Is it written in a major, minor or modal key? Transposition does not require a shift in the mode of the music scale--it is all being transposed as a unit. Decide what new key you wish to use in order to change the score.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:15 AM
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Yes, just take it up one octave, or even two if needed.

Note that you can usually transpose certain passages and leave the other ones as written if they're in the right range. Use your ear and your good taste to tell you if you should take the whole thing up an octave or just selected phrases.

Now, if the piece only occasionally dips one or two tones below middle C, you might do the more difficult work of transposing it up a third or a fifth. If you intend to play along with another musician (say, a pianist) at any point, you won't want to try that.

Occasionally I've found that when a piece goes down to B or Bb for only a note or two, instead of going down to that note I can substitute a low D in its place. Try it, and again, let your ear be your guide.
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A composer or musician may have any quantity of factors to alter the overall important of a musical piece. Merely find the musical important you're presently using inside the central blue column after which move left or proper to transpose and find the destination key.
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