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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000049.txt from 1995/03

From: Jeff Bowles <jbowles@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Transpositions
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 13:27:41 -0500

``Have I hampered the musical development of these junior high and high
school students? Such transpositions are trivially easy given a fast
computer, and with music reading software being produced even now, it will
become even easier. Or are we becoming to dependent on high technology for
our musicmaking.''

There are certain transpositions it seems [to me] reasonable
to ask players to be able to make:
1. Given a piece written in "concert" pitch, play it in the
appropriate key on your instrument;
2. If there is another instrument keyed "close" to yours, such
as "A clarinet" (when you play B-flat) or "E-flat horn" (when
you play F Horn) you should be able to take that alternate
part and transpose it to play on your instrument.

I don't know what the the professionals on this list would say
about this - and I'm interested in their opinions, too!

Jeff Bowles

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