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Old 03-02-2004, 03:55 AM
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Is there a table or legend out that shows what one note is on another instrument -

For example a table that would show an A being played on Guitar is a C# on Piano

* Or if anyone knows if all string instruments have the same notes in common
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Old 03-02-2004, 04:13 AM
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Strings, guitar and piano are all C instruments but use a variety of clefs. You'd need to get an orchestrating book (or website) that would describe this for you with range of notes.

Depending on what you are trying to do, there are year long college courses offered to get even an entry level of it all, but again, it depends on what you are trying to do.

Transposing instruments are mainly the winds and brass.
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Old 03-02-2004, 05:18 AM
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Well actually, guitar is a transposing instrument too... It sounds one octave lower than concert pitch

Have a look here
http://forum.nifty.com/fmidicla/htmls/ichou.html
and do a search for "transposing instruments" on Google. That'll come up with some more results.
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:15 AM
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For both guitar and bass (acoustic and electric) the note will sound 1 octave lower than written. For all other instruments the transposition is included in the name. If it's a Trumpet or Clarinet in Bb, a written C for that instrument will sound like the Bb below it on the piano, Horn in F will sound like the F below its written C etc.
The only instruments that's are a little tricky are the Saxes.
A Bb Soprano will sound like the Bb below and the Eb Alto will sound like the Eb below, but for the Bb Tenor and Bari (Eb) you have to add an octave to the downward transposition. If you remember that the pitch included in the name is what that instruments C will sound like you can't go too wrong.
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:16 AM
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So basically all "C" instrument notes are the same on "C" instruments (say that 10x fast)

* So a "D" on the guitar is a "D" on the piano - right?
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:25 AM
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* So a "D" on the guitar is a "D" on the piano - right?
How about you play a D on both instruments, compare, and report back to us?
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:32 AM
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hey Chris...

If his guitar is out of tune, it just might not be a "D" after all.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:09 AM
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Well actually, guitar is a transposing instrument too...
True, but when you say "transposing instrument" (in the business), you are referring to instruments that are pitched in a key other than C.

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