How to transpose music note c to b flat
Unlike the piano, transpose musical instruments such as clarinets, tenor saxophones, and trumpets have different pitch patterns with the actual sound they produce. The following article will show you how to transpose (tone change) to music written with C key on B flat music instrument.
- Recognize the transposition of your instrument. Here are some examples of B-flat instruments:
Trumpet and Corned Beef
- Recognize the tone that needs to be changed. When a piano player reads a C note on a sheet of music, the notation we hear is C. But when a trumpeter plays a C from a sheet of music, the notation we hear is Bb. In order for the music to sound fit (and also to avoid debate in the band) we have to rewrite parts for transpose musical instruments so that trumpet players and keyboard players play in the same key.
- Start with a basic key tone. The sounds produced by a Bb music instrument are one note lower than the one written. You must raise any notation written for the instrument as much as one full note. The easiest way to do this is to write it in accordance with the basic key tone that is right for the instrument.
* Let’s say the piano is written with a Bb key (which should have two flat, but not visible) tones with a concrete pitch. The one-full increment of Bb is C (the basic tone diagram of the concert begins with D. It should start with Bb), so you’ll start writing your trumpet part with key C.
* Conversely, if the piano part starts with a C key, you will start with a different base tone key: D.
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To rewrite a section for a Bb music instrument, start with a concert key – a key that sounds real – then add one increment to all notes. This is the key you will use to rewrite that section.
- For example, the key concert that we use is G major. Find the major G key on the diagram (second key from top left). That is a notation written with one sharp, F #. One note above G is A, so find A major in the diagram. You will find 3 sharp for this key: F #, C #, and G #. This is the key you will use for your Bb music instrument.
- Sometimes you have to move from flat to sharp, or vice versa. For example, if the key of the concert is F major. On a Bb music instrument, one full note from F is G, written with one sharp, F #.
- Keep in mind, you not only change the basic key tone. You should also write all the notes one tone higher. For example, if the notation on the concert music sheet is “F”, the Rewritten notation becomes “G”.