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transposing concert key Eb to D

Posted by Char 
transposing concert key Eb to D
September 01, 2006 07:43AM
I am a brass player, i know how to transpose from concert pitch to trumpet/french horn pitch, however, I need to transpose concert pitch Eb to concert pitch D and then to the trumpet, what is throwing me is a G in the key of Eb would become F# in the key of D, but would it become F## because of the F# in the key signature?
thanks for your time.
Re: transposing concert key Eb to D
October 22, 2006 04:27PM
The key of Eb has Bb Eb and Ab. G is the third degree in the scale.. no accidentals to alter it. Just a regular major 3rd over the tonic.

In the key of D (has F# and C#), the major third over the tonic would be F# -- that's right. You wouldn't add any other accidental to alter it, you just want to keep the normal major third... it's not an altered note, so it's just the note specified in the key signature. Because of the key signature, by the way, you don't need to write the # symbol by the note.

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