E flat Instrument Transposing Tutorial
To hear a(n)
, write a(n)
Written C sounds the key.
Written = Printed = Transposed
Sounding = Actual = Concert
Alto and Baritone Saxophones are in E flat.
As usual, the written note is above the sounding note.
For the alto sax, sound to written is a M6 up.
For the bari sax, sound to written is a M6 plus an octave up.
For the bari sax, the sounding pitches would occupy the same lines and spaces in the bass clef
as the pitches are written in the treble clef.
By transposing an octave, the bari sax treble/bass clef method can be used with the alto sax.