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April 18, 2023 at 9:14 am #116250
I’m looking at Mrs Robinson.
Published key is F# minor. That is 3 sharps. What key or how many sharps will be in the backing tracks. how do i figure this stuff. If the music is A minor no sharps or flats, would the backing tracks be B minor like D with 2 sharps
WilliamApril 18, 2023 at 10:39 am #116254Anonymous
a major scale has a related minor scale ex C major related to A minor,
it gets me confused when there are three types of minor scales – harmonic minor, melodic minor and natural minor.
So the sharps and flats change…April 18, 2023 at 1:43 pm #116263
I if the sheet music keg signature is one sharp, similar to key of G what is the key of backing track? F?
WilliamApril 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm #116270Anonymous
for G major scale (1 sharp), the relative minor is E minor
my music sheet for the alto is a Mixolydian natural minor scale in E, which is relative to G major.
So the sheet has F# taken from the G major scale, and being E natural minor mixolydian it also has G# and C#.
so my backing track would be Mixolydian natural minor scale in E and not a G major scale backing track.April 20, 2023 at 8:31 am #116311
Still working on Mrs Robinson. If the backing track is G minor, two flats would the sheet music be A minor,
WilliamApril 20, 2023 at 8:36 am #116312
I have to be two semi tones above the backing tracks since I blow tenor sax
WilliamApril 20, 2023 at 10:45 am #116314Anonymous
if you move G minor up 2 semitones that should be A minor,
the track could be a G mixolydian minor scale, in which case play C# and F# instead of C and FApril 20, 2023 at 11:35 am #116316
I have the sheet music in A minor, no sharps or flats, similar to the key of C major. The backing track is downloaded in the key of G Minor , two flats like Bb
WilliamApril 21, 2023 at 12:48 am #116329Anonymous
Sounds like you’ve sorted it out.
I play the alto, but i also practice on the EMEO midi saxophone (which can switch between concert key, Alto key and Tenor key).
Playing in Alto key, can also be confusing, as i have lots of concert key backing tracks mixed up with Alto key backing tracks.
normally if i play an Alto music sheet and the backing track is in concert key, i move the concert key backing track up or down by semitones in the software until the backing track is in Alto key – the other option is to keep the backing track in concert key and transpose the music sheet.
the only issue with transposing the music sheet, means i have to put the music sheet in some software and transpose it and then print it out. Far quicker for me to alter the backing track.
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