Notes for Tenor / Soprano can be played in Alto Sax?

by Rorro
(Reynosa)

I am a selflearner beginner sax player. I would like to know if the notes for Tenor Sax or Soprano can be used to play Alto sax. thanks

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Apr 29, 2011
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Yes, You can do it!
by: thebstyet2com

I will start off with the piano, it is a C instrument. With you playing a soprano (which in most cases is a B-flat, but you will find a C but this is rare.) On the piano, B-flat is 3 half-steps below C. So what this means is that whatever key the piano is in, you, on your soprano will always be playing in the key that is 3 half-steps below the piano. The alto is an E-flat instrument (3 half-steps above the piano) so whatever key the piano is in, the alto is 3 half-steps above it. For example, say the piano is playing a song in the key of G. The alto would be in the key of A# or Bb (3 half-steps above the piano).

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