Posted by matt on October 14, 2002 at 17:32:05:
In Reply to: half step down posted by Guy on October 14, 2002 at 07:10:50:
Ok, here's how it works. The music scale has 12 notes:
G Af A Bf B C Df D Ef E F Fs
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
To go from any note in 1st position find that note and count up 5 half steps (ex: you want to play in D. Find D (8). Count up 5 and you get G. So you should have a G played in 2nd pos to play in D) On the other hand say you know that you're playing a half step down and instead of C you're now in B. That's tricky because there's no half step between B and C or E and F so it confuses people. Ok, you're in B now...count up 5 and you see that you need an E to play in that key.
Ever wonder why you needed a B flat to play in F? That's why!
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