Confused about transposing
July 09, 2017 07:06PM
I have an ocarina that is in the key of C. Here is the range.Ocarina Fingering Chart.

Let's say I want to play this song here. Jingle Bells

You'll notice the first note in the song is D4. The lowest note my ocarina goes down to is B4. That is definitely out of my range. How do I move the D4 into my range while still keeping the rest of the notes in the song in my range as well?

I'm new to music in general, but it is my understanding that if you move one note in a song say up one octave then you must logically move the rest of the notes up one octave. If I did that I think I would push out other notes in the song out of my range? I'm confused obviously.
Re: Confused about transposing
July 09, 2017 09:03PM
forester007 Wrote:
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> I have an ocarina that is in the key of C. Here is
> the
> range.[url=hindocarina.com/enjoy/fingering/c_alto_
> 10.pdf]Ocarina Fingering Chart[/url].
>
> Let's say I want to play this song here.
> [url=ocarinatabs.org/title/j/jingle-bells/]Jingle
> Bells[/url]
>
> You'll notice the first note in the song is D4.
> The lowest note my ocarina goes down to is B4.
> That is definitely out of my range. How do I move
> the D4 into my range while still keeping the rest
> of the notes in the song in my range as well?
>
> I'm new to music in general, but it is my
> understanding that if you move one note in a song
> say up one octave then you must logically move the
> rest of the notes up one octave. If I did that I
> think I would push out other notes in the song out
> of my range? I'm confused obviously.

Transpose up one octave (yes every note must be equally transposed) and all the notes will be available. The highest note needed will be the E that is shown as the last picture in your chart (no,10). So all the notes are there - no problem.
Re: Confused about transposing
July 21, 2017 05:07AM
You could also move every note up only the major 6th needed to get the D up just to the B that your instrument can play instead of up a full octave. That would change the key of the song from G to E, so that the highest note would then be a C# instead of an E. I don't know what Ocarina sounds like, but if it's
very high notes are shrill or loud or hard to play, as with, say recorder or tin whistle, then this might be an good option.
Re: Confused about transposing
July 23, 2017 06:39PM
jjjtttggg Wrote:
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> You could also move every note up only the major
> 6th needed to get the D up just to the B that your
> instrument can play instead of up a full octave.
> That would change the key of the song from G to E,
> so that the highest note would then be a C#
> instead of an E. I don't know what Ocarina sounds
> like, but if it's
> very high notes are shrill or loud or hard to
> play, as with, say recorder or tin whistle, then
> this might be an good option.


How do I move up every note a major 6th? My ocarina is moderately high pitched I would say.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/23/2017 06:39PM by forester007. (view changes)
Re: Confused about transposing
July 24, 2017 10:24PM
jjjtttggg Wrote:
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> You could also move every note up only the major
> 6th needed to get the D up just to the B that your
> instrument can play instead of up a full octave.
> That would change the key of the song from G to E,
> so that the highest note would then be a C#
> instead of an E. I don't know what Ocarina sounds
> like, but if it's
> very high notes are shrill or loud or hard to
> play, as with, say recorder or tin whistle, then
> this might be an good option.

Hello,
Thank you very much for the instruction.
It is really nice
Re: Confused about transposing
July 25, 2017 10:16AM
To transpose up a 6th, i.e. from G to E, go through the piece and find each note on the left in the list below and replace it with the note on the right...


G -> E
G#/Ab - F
A -> F#/Gb
A#/Bb -> G
B -> G#/Ab
C-> A
C#/DB -> A#/Bb
D -> B
D#/Eb -> C
E -> C#
F -> D
F#/Gb -> D#/Eb

That's all there is to it!

-j
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