#1
Hello guys.

I'm quite new to playing saxophone but have been playing guitar and some piano for quite a while and know about atleast the basics in theory but my little problem is this...

I'm gonna giva a go at playing the solo in Pink Floyds song Money. I have a great tab for it but since it's writen on guitar and then the notation is also for guitar and not saxophone. Now since I play alt sax, it's tuned in Eb(right?) To get the notation right and play in the same key. How many halvsteps would i need to transcribe it up or down in GP to get it right for me when playing along, following the notation?
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#3
great thanks! I love you^^ and the saxophone ofcourse!
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#4
in all honesty,
taking up saxophone was the best decision o ever made.
i find that learning on two completely different instruments , they re-inforce each other.

Heres a tip, get a pile of songs for GP that have nice simple, catchy vocal lines.
Transpose them and learn on sax.
Its a great way to learn the instrument.
#5
Yeah I'm about to do so when I get more spare time. got a lot on my hands now with graduation etc. But i WILL learn^^
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#6
Well hey there Max, nice to see you around here!

For those of you who don't know, Max was my band's keyboard player back in the day.

Anyway, keep in mind that the guy who plays sax on Pink Floyd's songs (Dick Parry) plays a tenor sax.
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#7
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Im also an Alto Sax player

Sax rules


When going from GP notes to alto sax notes, don't you go UP three halfsteps?
I mean, Alto sax Eb is piano C so.
Hmm, I ALWAYS get confused by this.. Transposing for my tenor saxophone is much easier than for my alto. :p

But here's the deal;
Tenor is in Bb. Alto in Eb.
For me to play Piano C on the tenor is tenor D.
Which makes alto.. Eb?

EDIT:
I mean, you're correct! I just tried it. To be sure.
Sorry!


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When going from GP notes to alto sax notes, don't you go UP three halfsteps?
I mean, Alto sax Eb is piano C so.
Hmm, I ALWAYS get confused by this.. Transposing for my tenor saxophone is much easier than for my alto. :p

But here's the deal;
Tenor is in Bb. Alto in Eb.
For me to play Piano C on the tenor is tenor D.
Which makes alto.. Eb?

EDIT:
I mean, you're correct! I just tried it. To be sure.
Sorry!


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no problem man,
i often have to spend a few minutes thinking about it when looking at a sheet of music.
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Anyway, keep in mind that the guy who plays sax on Pink Floyd's songs (Dick Parry) plays a tenor sax.



That will make transcription a little more work. It is possible to voice the solo on alto though, I know an alto player who played it with The Machine (a national touring tribute) and pulled it off well enough that they asked him to tour with them!
#10
@up: It won't make it _more_ work? o.O
Just take it down 5 scale steps and there ya go. <3

Example
Alto: A
Piano: C
Tenor: D

Difference between A and D = 5 scale steps.
(Idk the names in english for the third scale step which usually the index finger plays on a piano, nor for the fifth... Nor for the others.. :P
I know; Septima(correct?), Octave
Not the others.. :P Only in Swedish :<
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