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Transpose Bb to Eb

Learn how to transpose a melody or a score from B♭ to E♭. This transposition can be useful for alto saxophone in E♭, sopranino saxophone in in E♭, clarinet in E♭.

How to transpose from B♭ to E♭

Melody to transpose from B♭ to E♭

Below is a melody we want to transpose from B♭ to E♭:


Transposing this melody for alto saxophone in E♭

The method is the same described in Transposition:

- From where to where?: I am an alto saxophone in E♭ and I want to play a B♭ score, and I know that a written C4 for alto saxophone in E♭ is sounding E♭3 and that a written C4 for B♭ clarinet is sounding B♭3 (read Transposing instruments).
- What interval?: I must play all an ascending perfect fifth upper.
- Initial key?: Here the key is F Major
- New key?: Adding an ascending perfect fifth to F Major produce C Major
- Key Signature Identification?: The new key signature for C Major is neutral (no key signature)
- Which clef to use (sight-reading)?: Here you must read the music score with a Baritone clef

Result:

Greenleeves in E flat from B flat

You should be careful with accidentals:

- Bar 7,8 and 15: C♯ become G♯
- Bar 15: B♮ become F♯


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