Transposing from Eb to Bb

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  1. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    There's an Eb cornet solo I want to learn on my Bb trumpet. I know huge difference, its just for pure fun though (and I don't have an Eb cornet or Eb trumpet, big problem!) Well anyway, how many steps do I go up or down? My guess is that its up 4 half steps but Im doubting that. Do I go up or down from Bb?

    Thanks from a kid who can only transpose from C to Bb!
     
  2. seilogramp

    seilogramp Piano User

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    Transpose up 5 half steps (or a perfect 4th).
     
  3. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    Whoops I forgot the half step from the Bb to the B, thanks Phil!
     
  4. seilogramp

    seilogramp Piano User

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    That's not a bad idea to get used to transposing up 4 half steps, as you would playing a D trumpet part on a Bb instrument. BTW, what music are you trying to learn?
     
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  5. Phil

    Phil Pianissimo User

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    If you can do it, change it to soprano cleff up an octave and add a flat/take away a sharp (whichever applies). I personally like just reading it up a perfect fourth.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    It is the fingerings for Tuba bass clef with one sharp added.........
     

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