Music Theory Education



4. Transposition

Grade 5. lesson 4 transposition

Transposition,   Transposing Instruments,   What is 'Concert Pitch'?

To cover everything to be learnt in this lesson we are working over ten pages of A4 size paper. That will give you a good idea there is much to learn within this lesson.

Not just a simple octave change, but transposition covers also, up or down by a major 2nd, or a minor 3rd, you may also find up or down by a perfect 5th.
These intervals are most frequently used by transposing instruments in the orchestra.

In this lesson we deal with each one in turn, giving a short extract to illustrate the transposing Instrument. What do we mean by transposing instruments? Many of you will know, if you are working on practical, and playing transposing instrument, this part of the exam will be easier for you.

However, for the students who are not conversant with these instruments, detailed examples have been given.

What is 'Concert Pitch'? again it depends on your ability of the practical side of music, But simply put, we mean the real sound of the note, as you would hear it played on a piano.
Again illustrated examples have been given, detailing various type of transposition.

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