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posted: 8/15/2003 at 6:26:42 AM ET
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Dear sirs,

i have a piano music sheet for George Michel's carles whisper song. the opening is with Saxophone yet i would like to know how can i convert the piano music in to alt Sax music notes?

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posted: 8/15/2003 at 5:15:47 PM ET
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What are the clefs? If you are transposing treble into alto (I assume alto sax is in the alto clef) then simply do it if you already know the notes in each clef. If you don't know the notes in each clef, then you would have to learn to transpose the notes. For instance, middle C in the treble clef is one ledger line down from the bottom staff line. In alto clef, middle C is the middle line in the staff. So just use that knowledge to rewrite the notes for sax. If the clefs are different, then you know, use the same method. If I didn't answer your question right, let me know

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posted: 8/22/2003 at 6:34:25 AM ET
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If you are wanting to know how to write the melody for alto sax so you can play it with the piano and have it sound correct, you would need to write the notes down 3 half steps. For example if the piano note is a Bb, the alto sax note would be a G. Technically you would then play the alto note up an octave to get the exact same note, but you can decide what fits your taste and skill level (range).


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