Reading tenor clef

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by McEuphie, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. McEuphie

    McEuphie Member

    Hi Folks

    Have filled in trombone parts when players have been missing and get the occasional piece written in tenor clef.

    Any easy tricks for playing or do I just have to learn to read it!
  2. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Read it like treble clef.

    Add 2 sharps to the key signature. (claim you "don't do tenor clef" if its in more than about 4 sharps already)

    Blow out water whenever you come to an accidental :biggrin:

    Its not that difficult to learn how to read tenor clef effectively (its less of a change than reading bass or alto)



    Yup, that would be about right! I also find a coughing fit handy :wink: , or look annoyed at the person next to you!:tongue:
  4. umchacha56k

    umchacha56k Member

    i read it like treble and add 2 sharps, being a tenner trombone player, who was originaly taught for orchestra playing so had to read in bass clef and play bass trombone for a while learnt trble quickly, and just do the quick fix for tenor !

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