Sheet music in F# minor on piano is what on alto sax?

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zestypears Wed 29-Jan-14 05:40:08

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changedirection Wed 29-Jan-14 05:54:17

Add 3 sharps, so will be F C G D A E

zestypears Wed 29-Jan-14 06:06:09

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zestypears Wed 29-Jan-14 06:09:49

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zestypears Wed 29-Jan-14 06:14:14

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changedirection Wed 29-Jan-14 08:04:10

It's either A major or F# minor. Yes, I'm afraid you end up playing in lots of sharps when transposing for an Eb instrument. I find it easier to remember only B is natural than which to play sharp if that makes sense?

Are you playing with other instruments? If so, you will need to transpose (is change key sig and move the notes down 2 spaces). However, if playing alone you can just play as written

zestypears Wed 29-Jan-14 09:22:07

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zestypears Thu 30-Jan-14 03:45:55

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Ferguson Sat 01-Feb-14 19:16:38

Our son played alto sax at grammar school, and a sadistic assistant music teacher used to give him scores that he had to SIGHT TRANSPOSE, so he learnt all about it!

This might help: www.musictheoryvideos.com/transposition-topics.html

and there must be plenty of theory on the ABRSM site.

(I played drums, so never understood much of this stuff!)

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