Re: Re: Music Theory 1 1/2

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Posted by jlb on October 29, 2002 at 10:36:26:

In Reply to: Re: Music Theory 1 1/2 posted by Chris Combest on October 29, 2002 at 09:25:41:

Perhaps I see a glimmer...

You cite two instances: part in Bb treble and part in Eb treble

For part in Bb treble, you play down a major second. i.e., for a written c, you play BBb. That makes sense to me, since that is essentially what a Bb trumpet does - play the first leger line open/Bb. I still don't understand why you have to add 2 flats.

For part in Eb, you read the staff as if it were bass clef and play the first line down as E, which it is in bass clef. Once again, I don't understand why you add three flats.

I have used Noteworthy to transpose parts successfully, but I'd like to be able to sight read Bb treble clef music on my Mirafone eefer. Is there a trick to that, or should I just relearn the scales for treble clef?

John (theory challenged) breyer

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