Saxophones are transposing Instruments (unless you own a C-Melody sax) which means soprano, tenor and bass saxophones are in the key of B-flat, and sopranino, alto, baritone and contra-bass saxophones are pitched in the key of E-flat. If you went to the piano and played A above middle C, you would have to play 3rd octave B on the tenor sax to sound like the same note and 2nd octave F# on the alto sax to sound like the A on the piano. You're probably glad you don't play the alto flute because that is pitched in the key of G...Lost me there.. darn this music stuff lol
In order to play with a backing track, you need 2 things:Hi Nigeld thanks... any of it t.b.f lol. I can read notes ( slowly) but don't understand it from there. Lots of music books have just the sax solo but I like to play the whole song with a backing track. Is it possible to do this with this sheet music. I really should have learnt music before an instrument as prob to old now..
As "backing band" I usually use youtube (you can find there some good backing tracks) or the iReal Pro app in my android phone (maybe also available for ios) where you can find an huge music library or you can easily add your customized musics, you just need to know the chords.In order to play with a backing track (...)
If you don't have a backing track, then I'm afraid I don't know where you will find one.
Does anyone else have any suggestions?