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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000123.txt from 1997/09

From: Jack Kissinger <>
Subj: Re: Transpositions
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 09:11:34 -0400

Carol wrote:
> Deborah,
> To transpose Bb to A, play the part a half-step lower. You'd add flats
> to all notes except sharps, which become naturals. C becomes B natural,
> F becomes E natural.
> Bb to A on the piano is down a half-step; this may help you remember.
> Carol

But if you read her question carefully, you will see that she was asking
how to play a Bb part on an A clarinet, not the other way around, so she
was right -- UP a half step.

Best regards,

Jack Kissinger
St. Louis

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