How To Transpose Music
* *note some intervals will change depending on your key signature**
-Blank Staff Sheet Music
What is music transposing?
Music transposing is take a piece of sheet music for one instrument and changing and manipulating it to fit another instrument key.
Why is transposing so useful?
Music transposing helps music students understand how notes sound different for different instruments. Having this skill helps musicians prepare for future jobs like conducting and directing. This skill also builds other skills in music theory.
Step 1: Step 1
-Decide which piece of sheet music you would like to transpose
ex) First line of “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig Van Beethoven
-Figure out what instrument the music was written for
-Decide which instrument you would like to transpose the instrument to.
ex) Alto Saxophone
-Now that you know which instrument you would like to transpose the music for figure out what keys each instrument is in.
-Find a transposing chart that will help guide your actions. I found mine at http://www.lotusmusic.com/lm_transposing.html
-Find the interval between the two notes you want to transpose (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interval_%28music%29 ) might help you with this step