Wikifonia a great site of lead sheets posted by Alberto Betancourt

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Re: Wikifonia a great site of lead sheets on February 9, 2013 @ 7:14 pm
by Haizen Paige  
Written on January 28, 2010:

How do you transpose a tune UP a sixth for alto sax? When I transpose to the alto key it comes out an octave too low.


I play alto sax and transpose all the time. It's too hard to transpose up a sixth! The trick is to read down a minor third and then automatically think up an octave - much easier, while the other is virtually impossible. I could never think up a six because it's too big an interval. But a minor third below is relatively easy and it becomes easier with practice.