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I understand all about transposing instruments. However, my question is why not label the keys of these instruments such that when you play a particular key (say "C") it sounds like a "C"? This idea of it sounding like some other key is totally unnatural. Yes, I get it that if you switch between different transposing instruments that you maybe want the same fingering........or do you??? This is keeping me from taking up the alto flute as playing the piano for decades I'm used to reading, playing, and hearing the note that is on the sheet music. To do otherwise is totally unnatural to me. So in my case why not just label the normal "F" key on the alto flute to be the "C" key. That way the confusion is gone and everything is back to being like a piano. No, I have no intentions of ever taking up another instrument so why shouldn't I start off learning the alto flute keys like described above??