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How to Transpose Music

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Sight Transposition:
What is it? Sight transposition is the skill used by most experienced musicians to be able to read off other instrumentalists music while still playing their own instrument. This skill is important to develop because you will not always have the time to pull out a transposing chart and take time to transpose the music you are looking at.

For people who want to be more advanced here a few tips to get you going on sight transposition:
-Start with small easy familiar songs
-Start with a chart and slowly start memorizing it and stop using it
-Start by transposing to instruments you play such as; from piano to clarinet
-Find a strategy that works for you such as; transposing by steps, intervals, or by moving the key signature in your head.








 
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