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Old 02-22-2006, 11:58 PM
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In my Peter Gunn music, I am in b flat major. and YKB told me to change it to e major but, my sax is key of e flat major. Which one should I do? When I tried to change it e flat major, the e flat went to a C.
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:17 AM
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Hey, I must not have made myself clear. When transposing on a sax, you always add three sharps. So, if your music is in 3 flats, you will be playing in Key of C. (No sharps no flats) If your music is in two #'s you will be playing in 5 #'s. If in 6 flats, you'll be doing 3 flat etc. I think you should get it. Let me know if you have any more questions, I'll be happy to help! Transposing on sax is hard. Me, being a trumpet player, I have to transpose alot in orchestra as well. For instance, this season we are playing several diff. pieces and only one is written for a trumpet in my key....
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:26 PM
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What if I only have 1 flat? What you are saying is all starting to make sense to me. Good Luck with your music!

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Then you would be playing in 2 sharps.
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:41 AM
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I'm sorry to be a burden but, where do the sharps go?
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:27 AM
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What do you mean?

If the music's in 2 #'s you will be playing in 5 #'s (B major)
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I need to know where the two sharps go. ''Then you will be playing in 2 sharps,'' remember?
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I need to know where the two sharps go. ''Then you will be playing in 2 sharps,'' remember?
Hi sax, I might be wrong (don't be surprised if I am) but all the songs I've ever seen with 2 sharps, it's always been C and F
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I need to know where the two sharps go. ''Then you will be playing in 2 sharps,'' remember?


Oh, the "sub-rule" is that a flat cancels a sharp. Therefore, if the music is in on flat, add 3 #'s, one sharp will cancel the Bb, the other 2 will make it in 2 #'s making it key of D.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:46 PM
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Thank you for all your help! I am getting realy good at Peter Gunn on my sax!
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