Is it a C or a B-flat? Confused

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tonick, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    I have had this said to me by a fellow trumpeter, "I know nothing about keys, I just play the notes". Having learned some theory I find it of help to know what the key is to relate to the scale and to know if it is a major or relative minor both with the same key signature but different tonalities.

    When I came back to playing and joined a concert band I asked the musical director what key was the Euphonium in, his reply was "Bb in the treble clef and C in the Bass", it took me a while to get my head around this.

    Regards, Stuart.
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