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Beginner Transposing and piano

allansto

Senior Member
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Frankston Victoria Australia
Hi everyone .....mostly beginners
I`ve been learning transposition lately too..... and one of the things that helped me most was to be able to see and hear the notes on a keyboard/piano.

Now if you dont have one ........but you have a computer then you can have both.
Just go to the link below and you will find your computer can be a piano too.

http://www.virtualpiano.net/
Download and play ............ its free.

enjoy
Allansto
 

ArtyLady

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Essex
It is very useful for seeing chords and scales visually, I use my piano a lot for this when teaching. :thumb:
 

dannieFiction

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Utah
I'm a novice by all means and I've always had issues transposing. I have plenty of piano music I'd love to transpose to play on a tenor sax. I just have no idea how? Any help?
 

kevgermany

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You can simply play the melody as written, but you'll be a tone flat.

To play piano music (i.e. in concert pitch) transcribe up a key - so move all the notes up one position on the stave(so if it's on a line, up to the next space above) and move the key signature up a letter as well. So if something's in D for piano, the key becomes E.

Watch for notes outside the range of the instrument. And in the early days, outside the range you can play. Clarinet music is usually in the right key for tenor, but often has too large a range for tenor, especially at the lower end of the range.

Strictly speaking, the tenor will now be playing an octave below the piano, but don't worry about it, it still works.
 

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