Hi @jazzdoh, thanks its just a lot of work to do and then find it doesnt match...Need to push myself a bit harder so me and a mate are going to try to get a session in an elderly folks home....they can hide but at least they can't run...It should do, Am is the original key, play around with both registers and see what works.
It's a great tune and a firm favourite to play on a gig.
Hey thanks @nigeld think i need the practice transposing on the original key TBF....Has hello Dolly been song of the month....Yes - if you take it up an octave it will match the backing track.
Moondance has been a Café Song Of The Month, so you can also find notes and backing track here (Concert G minor):
Being a relatively complete newbie not only to the Saxophone and this wonderful forum, It was a nice surprise to have the great honour bestowed upon me to chose the May 2016 SOTM. Thanks to @Gareth WG It’s harder than you think to pick a song that you hope everyone will like and have a go at...cafesaxophone.com
it's just a long song......I'll crack on in original key I think...Thanks again...It will match the backing track, shouldn't be much work just play the same notes on your score but up the octave or stick with the lower octave and work on the low notes, or you could play it in another key that suits you.
Oui...I had to move it up because the score I had started on a low F# ( F# 1?)Just to observe: if you get a something transposed to Bb, like on musicscore etc. it's probably shifted by just two semitones, if the software don't specifically know it's tenor (could be clarinet etc. or just transposed because)
The Tenor Saxophone transpose by and octave and two semitones.
So you will, by default, be playing an octave too low and should - strictly - play up an octave.
But both will sound harmonious.
I don't think I said that..lol..I do transpose all my own stuff but get stuck at times and ask here..Don't use a chart just from memory...Im not sure if it was written for clarinet but it works fine..needs a bit of jiggying...and of course quite a bit of practice..I was responding to your post to Jeanette asking why nobody was transposing charts for you. Wouldn't you like to learn how to do it? In this case, you should be able to transpose an octave in your head without writing anything down since all the note names are the same as the original. But in other cases, if you can't buy the chart in the right key, transposing is a good skill to have. As I alluded, just walk up/down the alphabet, keeping the new and old key in mind.
Lol..Guess i dont know exactly what is entailled. I thought the host would provide the score and backing track..I was simply saying in my usual roundabout way if there is a host and other members are supplying the dots and music...what does the host do..
The host literally chooses the tune and then hosts the thread. Thanking members for contributions, comments as much or as little as they wish on posted tracks. Provides examples from YouTube of previously recorded copies of the tune.Lol..Guess i dont know exactly what is entailled. I thought the host would provide the score and backing track..I was simply saying in my usual roundabout way if there is a host and other members are supplying the dots and music...what does the host do..