Cutting the tip. Horn in F. Tips on transposing horn parts. Tuben, Wagner tubas double tuben shown here. Piccolo Trumpet.
Clarino trumpet. Trumpet with rotary valves. Trumpet in F. Bass Trumpet. Cornet in Bb. Pocket Trumpet. Alto Trombone. Trombone Tenor Trombone Trombone no valve, straight. Bass Trombone. Contrabass Trombone. Eb and Bb tubas are written in treble clef. The F Tuba is a smaller, lighter instrument primarily used for solos.
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Tenor tuba , Euphonium. Both the German style Tenor tuba and English style Euphonium are common. They are identical in pitch and therefore interchangeable for all practical purposes. This instrument should not be confused with the Bb or F Wagner tuba also called tenor tuba played by horn players, though they have a similar appearance.
When writing for this instrument in bass clef, it is advisable to notate at concert pitch. Tenor clef may also be used. In orchestral works prior to the midth century, the euphonium written in bass clef frequently employs B-flat transposition. This is not advisable in modern notation.
Some timpani, ex. Orchestra Bells also Glockenspiel. The glockenspiel typically used by marching bands is the same instrument but has two fewer notes on the bottom and three fewer on the top; mounted in a lyre-type frame. The Keyboard Glockenspiel is similar in sound and appearance to the celesta but smaller. Pipe Organ console. The Viola da Gamba is similar in size to the cello but has 6 strings.
It may be played by a cellist but usually by a gamba specialist.
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It is used in baroque period music. Double Bass. The lower range of a bass may extend down to C by using a mechanical extension. Some basses have 5 strings to accomodate the low C. Flute in C or Querfloete. There are a few isolated instances of a low Bb in the flute literature but these are rare. Bb: a whole step lower A: a minor 3rd lower D: a whole step higher Eb: a minor 3rd higher. Professional models can play down to concert B-flat below the bass staff written C3. There are examples in the classical literature, especially in 19th century works, for Bass Clarinet in A or C and written in bass clef or a mixture of bass and treble clefs.
This is not advisable for the modern composer as these instruments are rare to non-existent and this will only cause problems for the player involved. The bassoonist, like the oboe player, will spend a lot of time on the craft of reed making as all reeds are handmade. Double reeds: contrabassoon, bassoon, english horn, oboe Reed making tools Knives and files Reed cane Defining, shaping, and sanding the cane Tying wires Reaming Before wrapping Cutting the tip photos contributed by Kyle Szczepaniak.
Contrabassoon Sarrusophone. At one time there were a family of saxophones in F and C but they are no longer manufactured. Horn in F double horn. Horn in Eb is a whole step lower Tips on transposing horn parts Orchestral horns have a double tubing system constructed for fundamental tones in F and Bb.
Tuben or Wagner tubas are played by horn players. Note that valves are played with the left hand. One clarinet can't play all that, so how do you intend for the remainder of the structure to be performed? Piano backup? Whilst endorsing most of the comments made previously, with the exception of some of Edouard's, I wonder where the mileage is. Assuming any tune that you wish to transpose is already in a key playable on that instrument, it is easily possible just to leave it in the original key.
In this case, as long as the melody does not drop below E, it will be playable on Bb clarinet. However, if the object is to play it with other instruments at the same time, the dots will have to be changed, in the ways quoted. I don't feel it will be detrimental to the tune to do this - most listeners will have trouble telling it's lower, without prior reference.
As stated above, it needs several clarinets to achieve a similar sound, as several notes need to be played simultaneously. Arpeggiating will not be that successful. The simplest, then, would be to leave it as writ. Should there be a situation where the played key differs greatly from original as in maybe half an octave , this may well be a good case for transposing. Just put each note 1 whole note up. Use a tool like musescore to do this. Try if you can find the sheet online at musescore. The advantage of doing it this way is that if you press the play button, it will still sound correct so C instead of Bb.
I assume this is what you want. Clarinet playing the tune, piano accompanying.
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Bb clarinet sounds a tone lower than written, so must be written a tone higher. You seem to be working from a version for solo piano that has been transposed to D minor from the original C minor. The range of the standard clarinet does not allow you to play some of those bass notes.
You may want to transpose them an octave up. The piece in question looks like d minor piece for piano. The piano plays at concert pitch but the standard clarinet does not. The Bb clarinet sounds a Major second higher than notated.
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So if you want the sounds that the clarinet make to be that of the piece you quote you are going to have to transpose that a Major second down so that it sounds correct. You will come from d minor to c minor and shift all the notes one space down, There may be some further consideration as to how you are going to play all those notes. I suspect you cannot entirely play the same amount of notes at one time than that which a piano can. You may want to ask an actual clarinet player to instruct you in the inherent restrictions of the instrument.
That I cannot help you with but this will at least give you a start with the transposing. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Transposing Second Waltz Shostakovich for Bb clarinet? Ask Question. Asked 5 years, 7 months ago.
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Active 2 years, 6 months ago. Viewed times. AnonymousPhysicist AnonymousPhysicist 11 1 1 bronze badge. Did you already transpose these few measures? Pat Muchmore Pat Muchmore I upvoted this for being concise and clear, but I think the answer could be improved by including the information that transpositions are independent of clef - i. Ok, I tried being clearer about that.
Thank you for your answer. Also, I realize I'd need several clarinets, so I'm thinking to just transpose the melody for one clarinet, and the bass clef part for another clarinet. It's in D minor, not F major, at least in the beginning. It's still the same principle, you go up two semitones, so instead of D minor, you should use E minor 1 sharp.
So you'll just have a melody line and a bass line? You might want to get some arepggiations of the harmony sometimes in the second clarinet and, like I said, some of it goes too low, unless you use bass clarinet. In order to play the musical example you have posted, you will need to arrange for at least four clarinets - likely 3 Bb Clarinets and 1 Bass Clarinet Bb Clarinets are written a Major-Second above sounding pitch. Accidentals work the same way, though there are some good rules to follow: Use sharps in sharp keys; flats in flat keys.
Sharps if the line s are going up; flats if they're going down. Use accidentals the produce the smoothest looking line. Use common accidentals over uncommon ones A vs Bb Use accidentals that make sense for the instrument such as sharps for violins and flats for brass.
Hope that helps. Well, you might want to pay some attention to the octave. In the long run, learning your clef is probably a good idea.
Your comments are wrong. Two semitones means concert Bb is Clarinet C, not Cb. It badly confuses the issue to assum there's a semitone between B and C and then re-correct the incorrect correction. What I meant to say is that, is you dumbly read you piece in a different key, your signature is [Cb].
Which, obviously, is not correct. Carl Witthoft Carl Witthoft Tim Tim k 12 12 gold badges silver badges bronze badges.