Practise transposition you probably will never use?

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  1. _TrumpeT_

    _TrumpeT_ Piano User

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    Just wondering, do you practise transposition you will probably never use like major seventh up, minor seventh down, etc?
     
  2. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    I have never did so, except some sightreading exercises I did when was still in college. I can imagine though, that pro jazz musician may practice transposing patterns and phrases in all keys...
    Any jazz trumpeters around?

    Nick
     
  3. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    sure. just imagine how easy everything else will be after that! of course, you could just think down a step and take it up an octave, or read it in bass clef and transpose that down a step...or so :lol: .

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  4. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

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    Yes

    You never know what you might have to do - what is easy on one instrument might become more difficult on another (and you can never be 100% certain of what instrument you will have in your hands)
     
  5. Manny Laureano

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    Yes, it's good for you like musical vitamins for your brain. It helps your sightreading like practicing speedreading and then reading at a normal pace.

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  6. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

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    If you ever play with a vocalist (especially the bad ones) you'll experience weird "transpositions" like this. I know it's not the same as transposing visually but trust me it's just as foreign!

    :dontknow:

    Best,

    T
     
  7. Deecy

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    Manny:
    What happened to the flag? And what was that flag? :?:
     
  8. Manny Laureano

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    It is the Italian flag; my way of teasing Rogerio since he was rooting for France and I'm rooting for Italy in the soccer finals. I'm not even a soccer fan so, I really don't care but it's just a bit of fun.

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  9. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    Major seventh up is like A trumpet, 1/2 step down, then up an octave. Minor seventh down is like a major second up, very common. I just worked with a singer who wanted to do Skylark in A! Got a little tricky at the end of the bridge, bit I made it.

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