#1
All right, so my band teacher wants me to play guitar for pep band this year. The only problem is that there is no guitar music, so he has given me trumpet music, but I have no clue how to make this work. There aren't tabs online for most of the songs so thats out of the question.

Help!
#2
trumpet is a transposing instrument, its in Bb

so when it plays a written C it actually sounds a Bb


to convert from trumpet to standard concert pitch you're going to have to shift the entire thing down a major second

eg: the song is in C major on the trumpets sheet music, which means its actually in Bb major
#3
Well im guessing, so i may be wrong.

But you'd find out what note's are played on the trumpet and obvisouly if there qaurter/ half/ whole note's etc etc.

Once you have all the note's down and the timing, then you could get your guitar and find the note's on the guitar and try and find what pitch there played in, once you find the right pitch for the note's tab them out on the guitar and then you should have the piece..

but i could be wrong, so i dont know =/
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#5
get powertab, and get the trumpet music, then type it into powertab and that will show you the guitar tab for it
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#6
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All right, so my band teacher wants me to play guitar for pep band this year. The only problem is that there is no guitar music, so he has given me trumpet music, but I have no clue how to make this work. There aren't tabs online for most of the songs so thats out of the question.

Help!

Just out of curiousity, what kind of songs are you playing in pep band that you cant find a tab for? Usually pep bands play popular songs??? I know our pep band does. (I play trumpet)

Trumpets are a whole step down from a guitar. (Bb instrument)
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#7
ask your band teacher, he should know, they have to learn all the instruments when theyre in college.
#8
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get powertab, and get the trumpet music, then type it into powertab and that will show you the guitar tab for it



You'd still have to transpose it..... That will just give you the same thing in tab form, but it will still be in the wrong key...
#9
all right, so I've downloaded powertab, since that seems to be the easiest way, but I click on quarter note but it won't let me actually click in the staff to put in a note...
#10
ok so nvm about the powertab then, I'll probably just have to sit down and move all the notes. But we do play mostly popular tunes, but I can't find tabs for them, like Gimme
Some Lovin, Rubberband Man and We Got the Beat
#11
Two seconds of searching revealed tabs for all of those songs.
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#12
So, Trumpet is in Bb? Never really know much about which instruments are in which keys.

If its a Bb instrument, this is the pitch that is sounded when the trumpet plays a C.

So its a second down from concert pitch.

To take guitar (or concert pitch music) and get it so that it would sound the same when played on trumped, you need to take it up a Second.

Say the first note was C on the page, the guitar would play a C sounded as C.

The trumpet would play a C, but it would sound as Bb, so the music needs to be taken up a second from Concert Pitch - Bb (trumpet)

The reverse, would be taking trumped music to guitar (which you said) in which, if the first pitch is C on the page, the trumped player will be playing the pitch Bb, so to take it to guitar, it needs to come down a second.

All these seconds are Diatonic, as in, seconds that fit within the key that you are in, not specifically Major/Minor seconds.

Oh, and is it Rubberband Man by Liquid Trio Experiment,