Quick transposition question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by christineka, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    I play horn in my little town orchestra and I know how to transpose horn music. No problem, but I don't have the book for trumpet. (I've got the horn one.) I've been told to play the third trumpet part on the piece that does not have a horn part. I've got a b flat trumpet, the part is for trumpet in D. Is it up or down and what interval? The key is C, so how many sharps or flats?

    (See, horn in F plays an F for concert b flat. Trumpet is a b flat instrument, but plays C for b flat. It's different and changes things!)

    Rehearsal is at 7:30pm.

    Thanks!
     
  2. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

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    You play two full steps up (a major third up) if you're reading a D part but have a B flat trumpet. (If the D part says C, you play E, if it says E you play G#, if it says D you play F#, etc.)

    So, if the D part is in the key of C, you read a major third up and play in the key of E on your B flat
     
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  3. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    So, I would go a two steps down because the music is for trumpet in D and I am playing a b flat trumpet? Then I'd be playing in the key of b flat? Or, maybe I should just go find where dh has put the score...
     
  4. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

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    SORRY!!!

    Read my NEWLY EDITED post! (The same one, the one above this, but I just edited it and made it right, and more clear)

    I messed up on the first one.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2010
  5. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    Thanks!
     

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