E & B on the piano?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by shezza, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. shezza

    shezza New Member

    Arnold Notts.
    Hi all, as a newbie to the cornet I can get a few tunes out of it and am quite proud of that, and I also now that it is a transpose instrument. But on my Reference Fingering Chart all the " As read notes" are there along with the actual pitch
    for piano. Apart for the actual pitch for B & E can someone explain please.............Pete.
  2. flugelbeth

    flugelbeth New Member

    Basically to convert from a piano note (i.e. concert A) just count an extra 2 semitones to get the note you would need to play on your instrument if it's in Bb (this would be a B on cornet [2nd valve]). If you're playing in a brass band it's unlikely you'll need to know this, as all of your music will already be transposed for you. In an orchestra you might be asked to transpose from C or from other keys.
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