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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BlackWhite, Mar 6, 2008.
It's a quote. I can't remember who said it. I'm sure someone here would know.
For the last time,I just wanna make a chart and just paste in somewhere.
Of course I know that I won't have time to look at it while "sitting in an orchestra"!!Im NOT that stupid!!
Is it wrong or does it make you stupid or does i take away your musicianship or musical knowledge just by constructing a comparison chart?
I just want to know what are the common keys of trumpet played by most trumpeters.Thats all.
There is NOTHING wrong with a chart. Sometimes visualizing things like transposition makes shortcuts more obvious. In school we needed a tuba, so I learned tuba to help. A Bb instrument in bass clef is the same as Eb transposition - the plus was I could play duets with a good looking alto sax player............
BlackWhite, make your chart, hang it on the wall where you practice and use it for inspiration!
To help: if your starting key is Concert C major
the Bb trumpet plays a D major scale
the C trumpet a C major scale
the D trumpet a Bb major scale
the Eb an A major scale
the E an Ab major scale
an F trumpet a low G major scale
a G trumpet a low F major scale (really only possible on a 4-valve G trumpet)
The common keys depend on what type of music that you play. Symphony trumpet players are often confronted with parts for trumpet in:
A, Bb, C, D, Eb, E, F
Jazz musicians can be required to play a tune in ANY key.
Hobby trumpet players that do church gigs need to read Bb and C parts
Don't forget that Brahms wrote parts in H....... that's B♮trumpet I play lots of F trumpet parts on the D trumpet. Eb trumpet parts played on the C trumpet, a minor third transposition is exactly the same process.
There is no easy way. Learn to transpose if you are a serious player!
Thats more like an advice I was looking forward to.