Reading tenor clef

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

  1. McEuphie

    McEuphie Member

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    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

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    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)

    Neil.
     
  3. ABERDEEN LOON

    ABERDEEN LOON Member

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    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

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    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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