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I don't think we have to worry about the sax being a transposing instrument in this case. He's seeing a piece in one sharp, he'd like to play it in two sharps (let's gloss over the possible B minor/D MINOR? confusion for now). So it was in G major or E minor. He wants it it D major or B minor. Either way, it's going to have to be transposed down a ...


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When you play a 'C' note written on alto sax music, you produce Eb concert.So concert Eb key is written in C. Concert Dm is written in Bm, with 2# on the sax music. You want to play in 2#, but major. That's D on your music. Watermelon man is G concert, so needs for you to be in F concert so your sax music will have to be written in D, 2#. That's if I've ...


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Okay, take your tune, figure out what degree of the scale it begins on. (You can do this by comparing the tune with the scale that fits it.) Let's say the tune begins on the fifth degree of the scale (i.e. the fifth note of the scale). Let's say you want to write it down in the key of B minor (as you would see it written for your E flat instrument). ...


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Brass players talk about "slotting" - the idea that when you play a note the instrument supplies a correction, pulling you towards a certain pitch. When you first start playing brass instruments, there can be a tendency to compress the lips together as you work too hard to make them produce the vibration. Side effects of this are that the quality of the ...



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