I would love to be able to learn the flute by playing more popular music. However, all the free sheet music that I can find for a flute in the key of C is lame stuff like "Jingle Bells."
In my search for songs that I would like to play on the flute, I find music for clarinets, saxophones, etc... all written in different keys. Is there some sort of software I can run sheet music through that would transpose it into another key (preferably the key of C, high enough for the flute?)
Furthermore, I understand that transpose means to move the notes according to the pitch. What is called to move it up or down according to the octave? The flute is a really high instrument and, in learning, it's frustrating to find sheet music written in the key of C, but too low for the flute. A more experienced player could just read the note and play it, but I'm brand new to the flute (and sheet music in general) so it would make playing and learning significantly easier if I could have sheet music written specifically for the octave and key my flute is in. Is there software that can both transpose it and/or move it up an octave or two?